New York’s JF Kennedy International Airport received Mr. Tinubu at about 6:45 p.m. local time on Sunday.
President Bola Tinubu is in New York for high-level discussions at the 78th U.N. General Assembly.
According to NAN’s UN reporter, Mr. Tinubu arrived at JF Kennedy International Airport in New York at 6:45 p.m. local time on Sunday.
The president led the Nigerian delegation to the general assembly from 18 to 26 September, his first official visit as president.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Yusuf Tuggar, the Permanent Representative of Nigeria to the UN, Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, and Nigeria’s Defence Attache, Dangana Allu, Washington D.C., received the president.
Mr Tinubu’s welcoming differed from the normal airport line-up for the president.
Only three Nigerian officials met the president at the airport this time, with the rest at the U.N. Plaza Millenium Hilton Hotel.
Nigeria’s Ambassador to the U.S., Uzoma Emenike, Consul General in New York, Lot Egopija, and Consul General in Atlanta, Amina Samaila, welcomed him at the hotel.
Others include Akwa Ibom Governor Umo Eno, Oyo Governor Seyi Makinde, Kaduna Governor Uba Sani, Gombe Governor Inuwa Yahaya, and Kwara Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRasaq.
In his inaugural remark to the Assembly, Mr. Tinubu will address world leaders at 6 p.m. local time on Tuesday.
The Nigerian leader will be the sixth African leader on day one and the 14th of 20 leaders on Tuesday.
Mr. Tinubu will discuss sustainable development, climate change, global collaboration, inequities, and humanitarian problems.
The Nigerian president will attend the high-level development financing dialogue on Wednesday.
He will attend an important Pandemic Prevention, Preparedness, and Response meeting.
He will attend the U.N. Secretary General’s Climate Ambition Summit and a high-level Universal Health Coverage discussion on Thursday.
Another high-level panel on global financial architecture reform is planned to include him.
He will attend the high-level T.B. meeting on Friday.
Mr. Tinubu will meet the E.U. Commission, Brazil, and South Africa presidents weekly.
His discussions with international corporate leaders will also promote his aggressive investment attraction economic development program.
Microsoft, Meta Technologies, Exxon Mobil, G.E., and others are examples.
UNGA theme: “Rebuilding Trust and Reigniting Global Solidarity: Accelerating Action on the 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals for peace, prosperity, progress, and sustainability for all.