UNESCO DG Arrives Nigeria On 3-day Working Visit

Ms Irina Bokova, UNESCO Director-General, arrived Nigeria on Wednesday, on a three-day working visit.

She was received at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, by Mrs Folashade Yemi-Esan, the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education and Hajia Mariam Katagum, Nigeria’s Permanent Delegate to UNESCO.

Bokova who spoke to newsmen on arrival, said that the purpose of her visit was to discuss vital issues with the Federal Government.
She expressed concern over terrorist activities in Nigeria, Niger, Chad and Mali.

“The purpose of the visit is to meet the President and the Ministers of Education, Science and Culture.

“Nigeria is a very important member of UNESCO-a member of the executive board.

“There is an agenda for sustainable development for the next 30 years; we want to see how we can accomplish the ambition of the Nigerian government.

“We are very much concerned about the terrorist attacks in the region; that is why I also visited Niger, Chad and Mali,’’ she said.
According to the UNESCO D-G ,the visit is her third time of coming to Nigeria.

Credit: NAN

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