President Muhammadu Buhari is scheduled to leave Nigeria today, Saturday to attend the 5th United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries (LCDs) in Doha, the capital of Qatar.
This was contained in a statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, adding that the official trip follows an invitation by the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani.
Shehu noted that the conference will be held from March 5 to 9, under the theme, ‘From Potential to Prosperity’.
The statement read in part: “In Doha, President Buhari will reinforce Nigeria’s commitment to support the most vulnerable countries to meet their development challenges, highlighting areas through which the Nigerian government has provided them with various forms of assistance over time.
“As most of these countries struggle to find sustainable solutions to challenges of poverty, adverse effects of climate change, food and energy crisis as well as high-debt burden among others, the Nigerian leader will vigorously reiterate the need for sustainable solutions for countries facing these severe challenges.”
The Presidency further explained that “it aims to share developmental ideas and mobilise political will, solidarity, action and solutions to transform the LDCs, by finding sustainable solutions to various challenges, as they struggle to deliver on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.
“President Buhari’s delegation includes some Ministers and top government officials who are expected to use the opportunity of the visit to sign some agreements and Memoranda of Understanding with the Qatari government. The President is expected to return to the country on Wednesday, March 8.”