UNESCO DG, Irina Bokova Arrives Nigeria, Meets Buhari, Ministers

Irina Bokova

The Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), Ms Irina Bokova will on Wednesday (today) arrive Abuja on an official visit to discuss and strengthen UNESCO’s programmes in Nigeria.

According to a statement issued by the UN National Information Officer, Mr Oluseyi Soremekun, on Wednesday, Bokova will have discussions with President Muhammadu Buhari, Minister of Foreign Affairs Geoffrey Onyeama, Minister of Education and Chairman, Nigeria National Commission for UNESCO, Adamu Adamu and other ministers responsible for UNESCO’s areas of competence. .

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The UNESCO boss will also, during the visit discuss ways to strengthen its programmes in education, the sciences, culture, communication and information, and in preventing violent extremism.

“The official visit will provide an opportunity to discuss ongoing cooperation with UNESCO in a number of key priorities for the organisation and in relations to the AU Agenda 2063.


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