The Ministry of Information and National Orientation has highlighted President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s outing to the 78th United Nations General Assembly, UNGA.
DAILY POST recalls that Tinubu departed Nigeria on Sunday for New York for the 78th United Nations General Assembly.
According to the minister of Information and National Orientation, Mohammed Idris, it was a fantastic outing for the president of Nigeria.
During his stay at the UNGA, the President is said to have embarked on moves to open up the Nigerian economy.
For this purpose also, the President has been to India and had a stopover in the United Arab Emirates.
The minister said that Tinubu arrived at the event with a strong message first from Nigeria, to tell the world that Nigeria is open for business in that direction.
According to him, “He met with the UN Secretary General and the Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations, our own Amina Muhammad. He also had strong discussions with world leaders,’ the minister told the press on Thursday.
“He had a commitment especially from ExxonMobil, and the President of the ExxonMobil upstream, has pledged 40,000 additional barrels of oil per day as a new push for Nigeria’s further investment in the country.
“He has also had engagements with African leaders, other world leaders, he met with the business community, he met with people in the ICT tech community and oil industry and so many other ones.
“We’re already beginning to see investors promising to come to Nigeria to invest massive amounts of money for the progress of our country and for the development of the world.
“His message all the time is that first Nigeria shouldn’t be pitied, Africa shouldn’t be pitied.
“There should be a level playing ground, there should be some kind of mutually respectful relationship between Nigeria and the rest of the world.
“Time has passed when Nigeria and Africa have been looked at as a continent that people can be pitied. We have said open up the field. Let’s compete. We have the right skills for Nigerians and for other people from the rest of Africa to play their own part in the development of the world.
“And the message is that, look, we open it up, we are there for you, don’t pity us, make the level playing field and Nigeria is ready to participate.
“World leaders are ready to rally around Nigeria to ensure that Nigeria also takes its rightful place, it appears that the world is welcoming Nigeria back to its fold.
“So much is happening and Nigeria is being expected to lead the way, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu is doing just that.
“Nigeria is becoming a very important nation once again, is taking its rightful place, and is not just for Nigeria, but for the rest of Africa, open up the space we are there, we participate and compete and Nigeria and Africa will be the best for it.”