The UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon, on Sunday, arrived in Nigeria on Sunday for a two-day official visit , the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

Ban, who arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, at 4.15p.m., was received by Amb. Bulus Lolo, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The UN Resident Coordinator, Daouda Toure, UNFPA Executive Director, Babatunde Oshotimehin and Special Representative of UN Secretary-General to Nigeria and West Africa, Ibn Chambas were among those who received Ban.


The Secretary-General was driven to Transcorp Hilton, where he is expected to hold talks with state governors under the aegis of Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF).

The dialogue with the governors would hold under the theme: “Pathways to a New Nigeria – the Role of Sub-national Governments.”

The UN Scribe would on Monday, meet with President Muhammadu Buhari, at Aso Rock Villa.

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Ban would later lay a wreath in memory of persons who died at the UN House bombing in 2011, as part of activities to mark the fourth anniversary of the incident.

The UN scribe would also have lunch with members of the business community with the theme: “The Role of Nigeria Business and the Economy in Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals and Addressing Climate Change.”

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The Secretary-General is billed to deliver a keynote address at a “Dialogue on Democracy, Human Rights, Development, Climate Change and Countering Violent Extremism.”

The Vice-President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, is expected to chair the dialogue at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

NAN reports that Ms Amina Mohammed, Special Advisor of the Secretary-General on Post-2015 Development Planning, is among those on Ban’s entourage. (NAN)

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