President Muhammadu Buhari will depart Nigeria on Sunday to attend the United Nations general assembly (UNGA77) in New York, United States of America.
Buhari To Address 77th UN General Assembly
The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, who disclosed this in a statement on Saturday, Buhari will deliver a “national statement” on the second day of the general debates on September 21.
The theme for the 77th session of the UN general assembly, which opened on September 13, is ‘A Watershed Moment: Transformative Solutions to Interlocking Challenges’.
Energy crisis, climate action, ending the COVID pandemic, and a special ‘Transforming Education’ summit form key topics of discussion at UNGA.
“Aside his statement, the president will also participate in high level meetings and side events, including the Nigeria International Economic Partnership Forum (NIEPF), convened by Nigeria in partnership with the Business Council for International Understanding (BCIU); Strengthening Coordination through National Humanitarian Development Peace (NHDP) Framework: A practical approach to sustainable durable solutions to ensure no one is left behind, organised by the ministry of humanitarian affairs, disaster management and social development; and the EFCC-NEPAD programme on combating illicit financial flows,” the statement reads.
“President Buhari will also hold strategic bilateral meetings with World Leaders, renowned investors and heads of multinational organisations while in New York.
“On the entourage of the President are the First Lady, Aisha Buhari, some governors, ministers, and top government officials.”
President Buhari is expected back in the country on September 26.
KanyiDaily had also reported that the vice president, Yemi Osinbajo will depart Abuja on Saturday for London to represent Nigeria at the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II.