US embassy cable - 02ABUJA499

NIGERIA: PARTICIPATION IN THE MARCH 18-22 UN FINANCING FOR DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE

Identifier: 02ABUJA499
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Origin: Embassy Abuja
Created: 2002-02-14 12:21:00
Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Tags: AORC EFIN ETRD EAID UN
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UNCLAS ABUJA 000499 
 
SIPDIS 
 
 
E.O. 12958: N/A 
TAGS: AORC, EFIN, ETRD, EAID, UN 
SUBJECT: NIGERIA:  PARTICIPATION IN THE MARCH 18-22 UN 
FINANCING FOR DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE 
 
 
REF: STATE 24465 
 
 
 1. Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo is now planning to 
attend the UN Conference on Financing for Development. This 
is a change in plans from just last week.  Minister of 
Finance Adamu Ciroma heads the delegation for the 
Ministerial. 
 
 
2. We have no information on side events planned by Nigeria 
at Monterrey. We will meet with Special Advisor to the 
President Dr. Obi Ezekwesili next week to discuss Nigeria's 
participation. 
 
 
3. President Obasanjo has been outspoken in his demands for 
debt relief for Nigeria and may see this as a venue to 
highlight debt relief as well as promote the New Partnership 
for African Development (NEPAD).  He may, however, be 
amenable to the thrust of some of the new initiatives.  We 
will follow up with more detail after meeting Dr. Ezekwesili. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jeter 

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