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Tinubu Arrives  France ahead of Global Financial Pact Summit

Written by on June 21, 2023

President Bola Tinubu, yesterday arrived Paris, France for a two-day New Global Financial Pact summit. 

Tinubu was received at the airport by Ambassador Kayode Laro and other top government officials from the Nigerian Embassy and French Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The Nigerian President left Abuja, for the event slated for June 22 and 23.

During his time in Paris, the President will join world leaders to review and sign a New Global Financial Pact that places vulnerable countries on a priority list for support and investment, following the devastating impact of climate change, the energy crisis, and the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to a statement by the President’s Special Adviser, Special Duties, Communication, and Strategy, Dele Alake, Tinubu will explore opportunities to restore fiscal space to countries dealing with difficult short-term financial challenges.

Accompanied by members of the Presidential Policy Advisory Council and other government officials, the President is expected to return on Saturday June 24, 2023.

Assessing the President’s first days in office, former Deputy National Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party PDP, Chief Bode George, says the early days of President Bola Tinubu as Nigerian leader is not perfect but reasonably describing it as better than his time as Lagos State governor between May 1999 and May 2007.

George, in an interview, said though he remains a solid member of the PDP, while Tinubu is an All Progressives Congress powerbroker, he is not an enemy of the President.

He, however, expressed confidence that his party and its candidate in the February 25 poll, Atiku Abubakar would emerge victorious at the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal in Abuja.

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