What Nigeria Can Learn From Maria Gracias as she Visits NigeriaSustainNG May 7, 2019 0 COMMENTS
When Mariam told us that Maria Gracias was visiting Nigeria, Olamide promptly fired back “How does it affect the price of Garri in the market?”
It was Halima who has an experience in Sustainable Development who lept to her rescue. With all the humour and ambience she could muster, she told us about Maria Graces and how Nigeria can benefit from her august visit.
She told us that Maria was the fourth woman to hold the position of the President of the United Nations General Assembly, the first since 2006.
She explained that Maria has over 20 years of multilateral experience in International negotiations, Peace, Security, Defence, Disarmament, Human Rights, Indigenous Peoples, Gender Equality, Sustainable Development, Biodiversity, Climate Change and Multilateral Cooperation.
I wonder how Halima got to know all these things, she told us that Maria has twice served as Ecuador’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister of National Defence. She was also the Coordinating Minister Of Natural and Cultural Heritage.
Olamide and the rest of us could not but cheer for this high flyer. Maria is indeed an enigma, a model for women and young girls.
We were glad when we discovered that Maria will be meeting with our amiable President Muhamdu Buhari where she will be sharing some of her many vital tips. She will also be holding a joint press conference with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Goeffery Onyeama.
When Tobi heard that Maria was going to give a paper presentation on Responding to global challenges in a fast changing world: the call for strengthening multilaterialism at the University of Abuja, he has been overjoyed. He hopes he can get a front row sit to hear from the very best around the world.
Incoming Governments will be well served to send their representatives, as they will find the event an opportunity to learn from the best and one so highly favored on tips discovered on the front row of Social Justice Activism around the world.
Private sector actors will learn a few tips on how they can produce goods and services that can solve the problems of Modern day Nigerians and project their goods and services across the border and into the Sub-sharan region for corporate growth and National Development.
We rejoice greatly with Her Excellency Adejoke Adefulere the senior special adviser to the President on SDGs for making this event a success. It is to Adejoke’s credit that the SDGs in Nigeria has been localised with impeccable call to action outcomes.
We also rejoice with the UN system In Nigeria, we thank you for the generative work you are doing. Millions of Nigerians are pleased with your work outputs.
To our Visitor Maria Fernanda Espinosa Graces, we say Bienvennito!
Anih Ambrose SDP wrote this piece. Ambrose is a Sustainable Development expert. You can contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org
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