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President Muhammadu Buhari has left Nigeria for the fifth United Nations conference on least Developed Countries (LDCs), in Qatar.

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, made this known in a statement issued on Saturday.

This follows an invitation from the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Oyo News learnt.

In Doha Qatar, 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.

The conference which is from 5th to 9th March under the theme: “From Potential to Prosperity,” holds once in a decade and provides an opportunity to garner the support of the international community for accelerating sustainable development in the LDCs as well as assist them make progress towards achieving prosperity.

According to Garba, it will also find sustainable solutions to the challenges of poverty, food insecurity, hunger, weak or non-existent infrastructure, inadequate health facilities, climate change among others as these countries struggle to deliver on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.

The Summit will be attended by world leaders, the private sector, civil society and youth organisations.

President Buhari’s delegation includes some Ministers and top government officials who are expected to use the opportunity of the visit to sign some agreements and Memoranda of Understanding with the Qatar government.

By oyonews

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