President Muhammadu Buhari left Daura, his home town, yesterday for the 5th United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) in Doha, Qatar’s capital city.
This is in response to an invitation extended by His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, the Emir of Qatar.
The conference, which will run from today through Thursday, March 9, 2023, with the theme “From Potential to Prosperity,” is a once-every-ten-year occasion to rally the international community’s support for hastening sustainable development in LDCs and advancing their pursuit of prosperity.
President Buhari will emphasize in Doha Nigeria’s dedication to helping the most vulnerable nations overcome their development issues by outlining the ways in which the Nigerian government has offered them various sorts 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 President will vigorously reiterate the need for sustainable solutions for countries facing these severe challenges.
The Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, in a statement, said the Summit will be attended by world leaders, the private sector, civil society and youth organisations.
He added that the summit aims to share developmental ideas and mobilise political will, solidarity, action and solutions to transform the LDCs, by finding sustainable solutions to the challenges of poverty, food insecurity, hunger, weak or non-existent infrastructure, inadequate health facilities, climate change among others, 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 to sign some agreements and Memoranda of Understanding with the Qatari government. Shehu said the President is expected to return to the country on Wednesday, March 8.