President Bola Tinubu
Nigeria’s President, Bola Ahmed Tinubu departed New York in the United States after participating in the 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).
Tinubu, while in New York, participated in some of the high-level events, including bilateral meetings with some world leaders like the South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa, among others.
He also met with the President of Angola, João Manuel, an ExxonMobil delegation led by the company’s President of Global Upstream Operations, Liam Mallon, and with King Abdullah II ibn Al Hussein, King Of Jordan.
On Wednesday, the Nigerian leader met with some Nigerians living in the U.S. at a Town Hall meeting, where he urged them to come back home, noting that there are a lot of business opportunities in Nigeria.
After his interaction with Nigerians, he met with the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, where he noted that African nations would start to take appropriate actions against actors that illicitly siphon and smuggle out the continent’s vast mineral resources.
The Nigerian leader told the UN chief that human rights had been used to deter actions against such actors that smuggle out African resources and bring in Western-made weapons.
On Thursday, he rang the bell at the National Association of Securities Dealers Automatic Quotation System (NASDAQ), becoming the first African leader to do so.