The success story of how President Muhammadu Buhari managed Nigeria’s economy during the global COVID-19 pandemic will be a part of his speech at the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly.
The hint was dropped on Monday by the special adviser to the President on media and publicity, Femi Adesina.
According to the presidential spokesperson, the Buhari administration was not only able to recover from the effects of the pandemic but took it a bit further to record growth at a time when many nations of the world are still battling recession caused by COVID-19.
He recalled that the Nigerian economy “recorded a GDP growth of 5.01,” and the President will share with other leaders how the feat was achieved despite the global pandemic.
Adesina made this known during his interview with Channels TV on Monday night.
He added that President Buhari will also “talk about security. He would talk about the girl child, SDGs, and so many things.”
Buhari who departed the shores of Nigeria on Sunday, to participate in the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, which opened on September 14 will address other world leaders on Friday, 24th September.
Apart from the UN meeting, the President will also hold some high-level meetings and interactions while in the United States.
These include among others, the High-Level Meeting to Commemorate The Twentieth Anniversary of the Adoption of the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action on the theme “Reparations, Racial Justice and Equality for People of African Descent.”
Meanwhile, Senator Rochas Okorocha (APC-Imo West) has called for the reduction of Nigerian lawmakers to cut costs.
He made the call while speaking in Abuja on Monday when fielding questions from members of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ).
Naija News reports that the former Imo governor was at the NUJ for conversation with Abuja Journalists, as part of activities lined up for his 59th birthday anniversary, slated for the 22nd September, 2021.
Okorocha stated that Nigeria cannot keep doing the same old things and expect a different result.
According to him, 36 senators representing each state is better than having 109.