President Bola Ahmed Tinubu recently visited the city of Paris in France for a financial summit hosted by President Emmanuel Macron. The summit was attended by several Head of states across the world.
President Bola Tinubu attended the 2 days financial summit and met several President, head of organisations including President of the African development bank Akinwumi Adesina who highlighted previous engagement with Nigeria and promise to support Nigeria and his quest for development.
President Bola Tinubu met with diaspora community in Paris on Friday, June 23rd, where he addressed various key reforms and engaged in an open discussion on crucial matters
The event, moderated by Mr. Dele Alake, Special Adviser to President Tinubu on Special Duties, Communications, and Strategy, saw the presence of esteemed dignitaries, including H.E. Ambassador Kayode Laro, the Nigerian Ambassador to France, H.E. Ambassador I. LAMUWA, Permanent Secretary to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs – Nigeria, and Ambassador Hajo Sani, Permanent Delegation of Nigeria to UNESCO, among others.
In his response and remarks, President Tinubu discussed his engagement in climate finance and energy transition during the Summit. He emphasized the importance of patience from the developed world as Nigeria and other African countries strive to build a green world. He advocated for increased financing to facilitate the transition, while also urging stakeholders to consider the population’s short-term challenges.
Regarding governance, President Tinubu reassured the diaspora of his commitment to serving the collective prosperity of all Nigerians, irrespective of party or tribal affiliations. He pledged to nurture the country’s democracy and promote shared prosperity. President Tinubu referenced his recent policy reforms, such as the removal of fuel subsidies, the appointment of new security chiefs, and monetary reforms, as evidence of his determination to move beyond business as usual. He reiterated that these reforms aim to serve the collective interest of all Nigerians, rather than benefiting a select few.
The President also expressed his dedication to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), promoting gender equality, empowering women, investing in education, revamping agriculture, exploring innovative approaches to livestock farming, and leveraging technology and local expertise to enhance security.
President Tinubu’s engaging dialogue with the Nigerian diaspora community underscored his commitment to work for the well-being of all Nigerians, both at home and abroad. He emphasized the importance of unity, stability, and economic justice, recognizing Nigeria’s diversity as an asset that, if harnessed effectively, will contribute to the nation’s prosperity.
President Tinubu concluded by affirming, “Nigeria belongs to all of us, and our diversity is an asset if we know how to use it for our prosperity. We must promote unity, stability, and economic justice for every one of us.”