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UN delegation arrives Nigeria for post-COVID talks

The delegation will discuss strategies to build back better after the devastations of COVID-19

• November 8, 2020
Amina Mohammed
Amina Mohammed (Credit: United Nations)

A UN delegation led by Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed will arrive in Nigeria on Sunday on a working visit.

The five-member entourage will also visit four other West African countries to hold discussions on how to build back the economies post-COVID.

A statement issued by the United Nations Information Centre in Nigeria on Sunday, said that the UN delegation will also visit Ghana, Niger and Sierra Leone, all between November 8 and 11.

“She is to discuss with Governments and other stakeholders on strategies to build back better after the devastations caused by the COVID-19 Pandemic.

“During her time in Nigeria, she is expected to meet with H.E. President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.

“Ms. Mohammed will also join Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to launch the ‘Nigeria UN Plus Offer For Socio-Economic Recovery – 2020 -2022’; as an offer for immediate and medium-term support to the Government and people of Nigeria in response to the socio-economic challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic,” the statement said of the Ms. Mohammed. 

Other members of the delegation include Mohamed Ibn Chambas, Hannah Tetteh, Cristina Duarte, and Ahunna Eziakonwa.

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