Tijani Mohammed Bande
Highlight

China to fund Tijjani Bande’s UN office for one year

225
The Chinese government has pledged to fund the office of the President of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), Prof. Tijani Muhammad- Bande, for the next one year.
Bande, Nigeria’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, was elected as President of the 74th UN General Assembly in June through acclamation at the 87th plenary meeting of the Assembly in New York.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, made the disclosure after President Muhammadu Buhari’s meeting with the special envoy, Yang Jiechi, from the President of the People’s Republic of China, Xi Jinping.
According to Onyeama: “On the global level, the Chinese have agreed to support with the United Nations reform for Africa to be presented in the security council.
“The Chinese have provided a funding for that office so that he can function effectively over the next one year.”
Onyeama said at the meeting with President Buhari, he was presented with an overview of the support and cooperation between China and Nigeria and how that can be  taken forward.
According to him, “In the area of power, the president emphasized the mambilla power project and the importance of getting that moving again. They looked at the issues of airport, the progress of the airport terminals that the Chinese are helping to construct across the country.
“We also discusses the support of the cooperation in the area of agriculture as well and also encouraging Nigeria to export more to China. We talked about the China exhibition by the end of this year which will be a platform for us to also showcase what we can export, not just agricultural products but also finished products.
“China is also putting more money on the area of security, sharing of intelligence with our military, assistance with arms production and in the fight against terrorism.
“On the issue of Lake Chad, China has had a lot of experience with refilling dams and long range water project, and so Mr. President also feels that we need their support in that area. They are already supporting the Lake Chad Basin Commission and we are hoping that they will help us with regards to recharging of the Lake Chad.”

Leave a comment

Related Articles

UBA at 75: It’s testament to resilience, innovation, remarkable financial strength – GMD

In its 75 years of operation, the United Bank for Africa (UBA)...

Just in: Few hours after President Raisi’s death, earthquake hits Iran

A few hours after the tragic death of Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi...

Rivers NSCDC busts nine stolen crude oil refiners extracted from vandalized oil wellheads

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) says it has apprehended...

Just in: Court rejects Nnamdi Kanu’s bail, house arrest request

A Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday rejected the plea of...

Nigeria’s oil production nears 1.7mbpd – NNPC Ltd

Nigeria’s crude oil production is approaching 1.7 million barrels per day, according...

Renewed Hope City: FG begins construction of 1,250 housing units in four northern states

The Federal Government will begin construction of 1,250 housing units in four...

Presidential intervention: CBN withdraws circular on cybersecurity levy

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has withdrawn its directive to banks...

Fresh crisis rocks Ogun APC with Gov. Abiodun and Sen. Daniel in standoff over projects

…says his comment represents a hallucination of a serial failure All is...

Nigeria’s Adekeye emerges chairperson, APPO Nigeria’s directors training institute

Mrs. Folashade Adekeye has emerged as the Chairperson, Forum of the Directors...

South African police continue senseless killing of Nigerians, another Nigerian pepper-sprayed, wasted

The South African Police continued their senseless killing of Nigerians in that...

Nigeria to stop petrol importation in June – Dangote

The Chairman of the Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, has said that...

NCC suspends issuance of virtual operators’ licenses

The Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) has notified stakeholders in the communications industry...

Tinubu approves N3.3trn to defray power sector debts

Determined to end incessant power outages in the country, President Bola Tinubu...

West Africa must unite to defeat terrorism, human trafficking, says Tinubu

President Bola Tinubu on Thursday received President Bassirou Diomaye Faye of Senegal...

Breaking: Emirates Airlines to resume operations in Nigeria Oct. 1

Emirates Airlines says it plans to resume operations in Nigeria on October...

FG raked in N318.5bn revenue in Q1 of 2024 – Accountant-General

The Federal Government recorded a total revenue inflow of N318.5 billion in...

Senate approves Tinubu’s request of $500m loan for BPE

The Senate has approved President Bola Tinubu’s $500 million loan request to...

Execute only those who steal N1 trillion and above – Sen. Ndume

The Chief Whip of the Senate, Sen. Ali Ndume, has said that...

Amid probe threat: Five commissioners quit Rivers government

Following a threat by Gov. Siminalayi Fubara to probe the administration of...

International Day of Families: “Embracing Diversity, Strengthening Families”

The United Nations (UN) continues to assert that the family constitutes the...