President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, left the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja to Abidjan, in Cote d’Ivoire for a two-day conference, accompanied by top Nigerian officials.
The conference is organised by the United Nations, UN, and would centre on discussing issues like future of land, regarding desertification, drought, degradation, rights, restoration and implications for national and world economies.
According to a statement issued by the Nigerian Presidency, and signed by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, the President stated that his participation in a Summit of Head of States and Government from May 9th to 10th, 2022, would include other world leaders for the 15th session of the Conference of the Parties, COP15 of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification, UNCCD.
Buhari Assumes Special Role at UN Conference
The leaders would be treating the topic; “Land. Life. Legacy: From scarcity to prosperity, ” and President Buhari is will double as leader of the Great Green Wall in Africa.
Among those who accompanied the President on the trip are the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama; Minister of Environment, Mohammed H. Abdullahi; his Agriculture counterpart, Dr Mahmoud Mohammed and Minister of Water Resources, Engr Suleiman H. Adamu, and a few others.