Nigerian President Buhari heads to New York for UNGA

nigerian president buhari heads to new york for unga
nigerian president buhari heads to new york for unga

President Muhammadu Buhari is leaving Abuja on Sunday for New York, United States of America.

A session of the 76th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA76) will be attended by the president.

Femi Adesina, Presidential spokesman, said the President would be accompanied by Geoffrey Onyeama, Minister of Foreign Affairs; Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN); and Minister of State for Environment, Sharon Ikeazor.

According to him, the President’s delegation also includes: National Security Advisor, Maj. Gen. Babagana Monguno (retd); Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency, Ambassador. Mr. Ahmed Rufai Abubakar; Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission; and Mrs. Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire, Senior Special Assistant to the President on SDGs.

During the General Debates on Friday, September 24, President Buhari will address the Assembly on the theme of the conference and other global issues.

This year’s UNGA theme is “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.”

As part of the Assembly, the President and members of the delegation will attend other significant meetings, including the high-level meeting on the theme of reparations, racial justice, and equality for people of African descent to mark the twentieth anniversary of the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action.

Additionally, the delegation will participate in the Food Systems Summit, the 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.

According to him, the President will hold bilateral meetings with a number of other delegation leaders and heads of international development bodies.
President Buhari will be back in the country on Sunday, September 26.

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