By Mitchelle Uzorka
The United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, is on a two-day visit in Nigeria which started in Borno state.
According to the United Nations information center in Nigeria, Guterres met with the Borno State governor, Babagana Zulum in Maiduguri, the state capital before embarking on a field mission where he also met families affected by the Boko Haram conflict.
There he will also evaluate the impact of climate change on vulnerable communities and assess progress made as well as the challenges to the COVID-19 recovery.
Antonio Guterres is also scheduled to meet with President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osibanjo and other top cabinet officials in Abuja.
Guterres will officiate a wreath-laying ceremony for victims of the 2011 bombing at the U.N. house and will then meet with young people’s delegates, women, religious leaders and diplomatic communities and journalists.
It is the first visit by the U.N. secretary-general to Nigeria since his appointment. The visit is part of his annual Ramadan solidarity visits to nations.