Buhari leaves for UN confab in Côte d’Ivoire

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday, left for Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, to attend a United Nations organized conference on the future of the land, regarding desertification, drought, degradation, rights, restoration and implications for national and world economies.

President Buhari, who is expected to participate in a Summit of Head of States and Government, May 9th-10th, 2022, would join world leaders at Sofitel Hotel, for the 15th session of the Conference Of the parties (COP15) of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), with the theme “, ‘Land. Life. Legacy: From scarcity to prosperity.”

A statement issued by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, explained that “the convention aims to take action to ensure that land, the lifeline on the planet, continues to benefit present and future generations.

“To achieve the visionary objective of land restoration and balance, COP15 will bring together leaders from governments, the private sector, civil society and other key stakeholders from around the world to drive progress in the future of sustainable management of one of the most precious assets, land.

“The convention will explore links between land and other key development issues, which will be discussed during the high-level segment, including a Heads of States Summit, high-level roundtables and interactive dialogue sessions.”