President Muhammad Buhari yesterday left for the fifth United Nations Conference on Least Developed Countries (LCDs) in Doha, Qatar. This follows an invitation from the Emir of Qatar His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, according to a statement by Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu.
The conference will be held every 10 years. It is expected to serve as a platform for the international community to accelerate sustainable development. This will be mostly in the LDCs with the aim of assisting them make progress towards achieving prosperity. It will take place from the 5th to the 9th of March 2023 under the theme ‘From Potential to Prosperity’.
The statement said;
“in Doha, President Buhari will reinforce Nigeria’s commitment to support the most vulnerable countries to meet their development challenges, highlighting areas through which the Nigerian government has provided them with various forms of assistance over time.
“As most of these countries struggle to find sustainable solutions to challenges of poverty, adverse effects of climate change, food and energy crisis as well as high-debt burden among others, the Nigerian leader will vigorously reiterate the need for sustainable solutions for countries facing these severe challenges.