President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has accepted an invitation to meet with the United States President, Joe Biden, on the sideline of the United Nations General Assembly meeting.
This was contained in a statement issued by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Aguri Ngelale, on Saturday, August 26, 2023.
This development is coming, following a meeting between President Tinubu and the US Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Ambassador Molly Phee, in Abuja.
Tinubu during the meeting restated that under his leadership, Nigeria will create an enabling environment for private businesses.
The President urged the US government to be innovative by creating incentives for its investment in Nigeria.
“Yes, the private sector will lead the way within an enabling environment we create for them. However, the U.S. Government must be innovative and systematically create incentives for U.S. industrial investment in Nigeria.
“Under my leadership, Nigeria stands ready to address its specific regulatory, tax and environmental concerns. I am determined to create prosperity for all Nigerian families,” he said.
Also speaking, Phee said the US government is committed to improving incentives for its large-scale investment in Nigeria.
“President Joe Biden is asking to meet with you on the sidelines of UNGA, and you are the only African leader he has requested to meet. It is a mark of his high regard for your leadership,” Phee stated.
Meanwhile, a Presidential aide, journalist KC had earlier reported that President Tinubu to the special meeting of UNGA.
Disclosing this through his X handle on Saturday night, KC wrote: “President, Joe Biden invites President Tinubu to a special meeting on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly scheduled for September in New York City.
“This was disclosed by the U.S. Special Envoy, Ambassador Molly Phee, during her visit today to President Tinubu.
“According to Molly, Tinubu is the only African leader, President Biden requested to meet on the sidelines of UNGA.”