Egypt seeks Nigeria’s support in UNESCO election

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Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has assured the Egyptian government of his country’s support in ensuring Ms. Moushira Khattab wins the position of Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural (UNESCO).

Osinbajo said this in Aso Rock, on Friday while receiving Ms. Khattab, a Special Envoy of Egyptian President, Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi.

Professor Osinbajo stated that it was important for African countries to remain united so that the continent would take its place in the international community.

His words: “We have seen the great importance of UNESCO…The world body’s role has become more imperative now that Nigeria faces the challenges in the Northeast, especially as it concerns the Education planning of hundreds of thousands of displaced children”.

The acting President assured Ms. Khattab that Nigeria would consider the request of her country, Egypt.

He thanked the envoy for the visit and extended President Muhammadu Buhari’s friendly greetings to the Egyptian President.

Ms. Khattab said that the African Union has pledged to support her candidacy in the forthcoming UNESCO election.

She requested for Nigeria’s support, considering its important role and the great respect in Africa and globally.

Special Envoy Khattab also conveyed the greetings and best wishes of the Egyptian President to President Buhari, for speedy recovery and safe return to Nigeria.

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