UN Deputy Secretary-General leads senior officials to Nigeria, Niger, Sierra Leone, and Ghana

United Nations Deputy Secretary-General, Amina Mohammed, will tomorrow, Monday, November 8, 2020 lead a delegation of senior officials of the UN to Nigeria, Niger, Sierra Leone, and Ghana to discuss with the governments and key stakeholders on strategies to rebuild after the devastations caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The visit which is billed to begins tomorrow, Monday, November 8 to 11, 2020, will see Amina Mohammed meets with President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.

According to the UN office in Nigeria, the United Nations Deputy Secretary-General will join Vice-President Osinbajo to launch the ‘Nigeria UN Plus Offer For Socio-Economic Recovery – 2020 -2022,’ as an offer for immediate and medium-term support to the government and people of Nigeria in response to the socio-economic challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ms Mohammed will also join the Minister of Women Affairs to launch the Generation Equality campaign in Nigeria to raise awareness about the agenda of the Beijing Platform for Action and foster inter-generational exchange and dialogue to empower a new generation of women’s rights activists.

Other members of the delegation are the Special Representative of the Secretary-General, Head of the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel, Mr Mohamed Ibn Chambas, Special Representative of the Secretary-General to the African Union and Head of the United Nations Office to the African Union, Ms Hannah Tetteh.

Others include; the Special Adviser of the Secretary-General on Africa, Ms Cristina Duarte and Ms Ahunna Eziakonwa, the Assistant Administrator, Director, Regional Bureau for Africa, United Nations Development Programme.

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