The present Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, is currently visiting Nigeria.
The Secretary-General of the United Nations UN, Ban Ki-moon, is to visit Nigeria from Sunday August 23 to Monday, August 24, 2015.
According to a statement issued by the United Nations, Ban Ki-Moon is to have a serious discussion with President Muhammadu Buhari as well as with some other groups in the country.
The Secretary-General will travel to Abuja, Nigeria, over the weekend. During his visit, he will meet with President Buhari and other federal and state government officials. He will also meet with leaders from human rights, religious, civil society and business communities.
The Secretary-General is expected to discuss development, climate change, human rights and countering violent extremism while he is in Nigeria. He will also mark the anniversary of the August 26, 2011 attack on UN House in Abuja.
This is Ban Ki-Moon’s second visit to Nigeria. His first visit to Nigeria was in May 2011. The secretary of the UN will also lay wreath to commemorate the 4th Anniversary of the terror attack on the United Nation’s House in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja.
Ban Ki-moon is the eighth and current Secretary-General of the United Nations. Before becoming Secretary-General, Ban was a career diplomat in South Korea’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and in the United Nations. He entered diplomatic service the year he graduated from university, accepting his first post in New Delhi, India.