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UN boss, Antonio Guterres, visits Nigeria, other 3 West African countries

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United Nations (UN) Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres will be visiting three West African nations, including Nigeria.

The other two countries are Senegal and Niger. 

The trip which will begin on Saturday is a solidarity visit for Ramadan.

 Guterres is expected to be in Nigeria on Tuesday.

UN Deputy spokesman, Farhan Haq while making the announcement on Friday in New York, United States, said that the UN chief’s visit was the usual annual Ramadan visit.

Guterres began the courtesy calls when he was High Commissioner for Refugees, but was interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

He is expected to talk about the insecurity in Nigeria and further express solidarity with victims of terrorism in the country and the region, Haq told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

“On Saturday evening, he is expected to be in Senegal. Then from there, we expect him to travel onwards on Monday to Niger and then on Tuesday to Nigeria,” Haq disclosed.

“He will take part in Eid celebrations with President Mohamed Bazoum of Niger and he is scheduled to meet President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria.”

 

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