Covid-19 – UN Deputy Secretary-General visits Nigeria, three other African countries

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

The Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, Amina Mohammed, will visit Nigeria to discuss strategies to rebuild setbacks caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

This is stated in a statement signed by the UN Office in Nigeria and made available to PREMIUM TIMES on Saturday.

Ms Mohammed, the leader of a delegation of senior United Nations officials, will also visit Niger, Sierra Leone and Ghana.

Her visit to Nigeria is scheduled for November 8-11.

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

The COVID-19 pandemic, which affected more than 50 million people worldwide, has had several negative consequences for the world economy.

Other activities

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

She is also expected to launch the Generation Equality campaign in Nigeria with Women’s Minister Pauline Tallen.

The campaign aims to raise awareness and exchange awareness on the Agenda of the Beijing Platform for Action and to promote intergenerational dialogue to empower a new generation of women’s rights activists.

Mohammed, a former environment minister in Nigeria, will be accompanied by other UN officials on her trip.

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