Buhari is leaving Nigeria to participate in UN General Assembly in New York

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The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), will depart Abuja on Sunday, 19th September, 2021 to New York, United States of America again, to participate in the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly.

Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, disclosed this in a statement issued today, Saturday, 18 September, 2021

According to the statement, “Buhari will address the Assembly during the General Debates on Friday, September 24 when he comes back from the journey. Where he will be speaking on the theme of the conference titled ‘Building Resilience Through Hope – To Recover from COVID-19, Rebuild Sustainably, Respond to the Needs of the Planet, Respect the Rights of People and Revitalize the United Nations,’ and other global issues.

“In the course of the Assembly, the Nigerian leader and members of the delegation will partake in other significant meetings such as; The High-Level Meeting to Commemorate the Twentieth Anniversary of the Adoption of the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action on the theme ‘Reparations, Racial Justice and Equality for People of African Descent.’

“The delegation will also participate in Food Systems Summit; High-Level Dialogue on Energy; and The High-Level Plenary Meeting to commemorate and promote the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons.”

Buhari will also hold bilateral meetings with several leaders of delegations and heads of International Development organisations.

He will be accompanied to New York by Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama; Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami; and Minister of State for Environment, Sharon Ikeazor.

Also on the President’s delegation are: National Security Adviser, Major General Babagana Monguno (retd.); Director-General, National Intelligence Agency, Ahmed Abubakar; Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa and the Senior Special Assistant to the President on SDGs, Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire.

(The Punch)

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