Buhari attends UN General Assembly in New York



Muhammadu Buhari will depart Abuja Sunday for New York, United States America, to participate in the 76th Session the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA76).

This was disclosed in a statement press release signed by Femi ,Special Adviser to the President (Media & Publicity). The statement noted that the session opened on Tuesday, September 14.

The theme for this year’s UNGA is, “Building Resilience Through Hope – To Recover from COVID-19, Rebuild Sustainably, Respond to the Needs the Planet, Respect the Rights People and Revitalize the United Nations.”

According to the Presidential Spokesman, Buhari will address the Assembly during the General Debates on Friday, September 24 when he will speak on the theme the conference and other global issues.

In the course the Assembly, the Nigerian leader and members the delegation will partake in other significant meetings such as; The High Meeting to Commemorate The Twentieth the Adoption 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  Dialogue on Energy; and The High Plenary Meeting to commemorate and the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons.

Adesina also said the will also hold bilateral meetings with a number of other 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 (SAN); and Minister of State for Environment, Sharon Ikeazor.

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

Buhari is expected back in the country on Sunday, September 26.