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UN secretary-general on visit to Nigeria (Africa Review)


August 23, 2015

UN Secretary-General, Mr Ban Ki-Moon was set arrive in Nigeria Sunday for a two-day official visit.

The visit coincides with the fourth anniversary of the terror bombing of the UN building in Abuja.

The building located in central business district was attacked on August 26, 2011 by a Boko Haram suicide bomber, killing more than 25 persons, mainly foreigners.

The building is still undergoing rehabilitation. Mr Ban will lay a wreath at the site.

This will be Mr Ban’s second visit to Nigeria since taking office in 2007.

He last visited in May 2011 to discuss the crises in Southern Sudan and in Libya with then President Goodluck Jonathan.

On Monday, the UN chiefwill meet with President Muhammadu Buhari.

An itinerary released by the UN Information Centre, Lagos, said Mr Ban is also scheduled to hold talks with state governors.

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