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"Biafra must Go" – UN General Assembly President Visits Nigeria, Expresses concern on Security, Peace and Human rights

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The President of the UnitedNations General Assembly, Ms María Espinosa, will arrive Nigeria today on the invitation of the federal governmentto strengthen bilateral relations between Nigeria and the United Nations.
The spokesperson, United Nations Information Centre, Oluseyi Soremekun, said this in a statement made available to journalists yesterday in Lagos.
Soremekun said that during her mission, she will discuss the priorities of the UN General Assembly as related to women and youth empowerment, raise awareness and encourage understanding of the importanceof multilateralism and the UN.

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He said that other issues to be discussed includes; raising further international awareness on the Lake Chad Basin and efforts of Nigeria to promote sustainable development, peace andsecurity in the region, among others.
“While in Nigeria, the President of theUN General Assembly will have bilateral meetings with President Muhammadu Buhari, and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama.
“Shewill also engage with students and youths on the theme: Respondingto Global Challenges in a fast-Changing World: The Case for Strengthening Multilateralism”.
“Espinosa will also discuss with a women audience on the theme: `The Role of Women in the Promotion of Multilateralism”.

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“She is scheduled to also meet with the Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Hajiya Aisha Abubakar,’’ Soremekun said.
Soremekun said that Espinosa will be received at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja, by a representative of the Nigerian Government and the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Nigeria, Mr. Edward Kallon.
According to him, this was the second official visit of Espinosa, President of the 73rd Session of the UN GeneralAssembly to the African region since taking over the presidency.

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He said that on June 5, 2018, the United Nations General Assembly elected Espinosa who was then Ecuadorean Foreign Minister as President, the fourth woman to hold that position and the first since 2006.
Somerekun disclosed that she has more than 20 years of multilateral experience in international negotiations, peace, security, defence, disarmament, human rights, indigenous peoples, gender equality, sustainable development environment, biodiversity, climate change and multilateral cooperation.

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