ABUJA, (CAJ News) – THE visit to Nigeria by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) Director General, Irina Bokova, will enable the agency strengthen its programmes in the country and explore ways to prevent violent extremism.
She was expected in Abuja on Wednesday ahead of discussions with President Muhammadu Buhari.
Other meetings have been scheduled with Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, Minister of Education and Chairman of the Nigeria National Commission for UNESCO, Adamu Adamu and other Minsters responsible for UNESCO’s areas of competence.
The meeting will provide an opportunity to discuss ongoing cooperation with UNESCO in a number of key priorities for the Organization.
In relation to the African Union Agenda 2063, Bokova will reaffirm UNESCO’s commitment to strengthen its action in support of societies and Governments in Africa, a Global Priority for the Organization.
UNESCO is supporting the African States in their efforts to deepen stability, peace and prosperity, notably within the framework of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
The visit to Nigeria is part of a series of official visits to West and Central Africa by the UN envoy.
– CAJ News