Buhari meets Okonjo-Iweala in US

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday met with the director-general of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala in New York, United States.

The duo, who met ahead of the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly, discussed getting manufacturers of vaccines to invest in production in Nigeria and Africa at large and help economies recover faster.

 Also present at the meeting was the minister of foreign affairs Geoffrey Onyeama.

While in the US, the president and members of the delegation will partake in other events such as the high-level meeting to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Durban declaration and programme of action, themed ‘reparations, racial justice, and equality for people of African descent.’

Speaking on the speech to be delivered by the president, Mr Onyeama said, “Mr President is going to be addressing the world. So, what we will see from this is Nigeria’s vision, Mr President’s global vision on key issues of priority like development, climate change, security, women empowerment, good governance, anti-corruption, illicit financial flows, and restitution.”

The president is expected back in Nigeria on September 26.