Buhari set to address UN General Assembly



President Muhammadu Buhari is set address 76th Session of the high-level General Debate of the UN General Assembly at the UN headquarters in New York on  Friday, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

The Nigerian leader would deliver his address around 9am (around 2 Nigerian time) other world leaders during the morning session.

Buhari will speak the theme of the Assembly and other global issues.

The theme for the 76th session is, “Building Resilience Through Hope – Recover from COVID-19, Rebuild Sustainably, Respond the Needs of the Planet, Respect the Rights of People and Revitalise the United Nation’’.

Friday’s session will also include speeches by leaders from The Gambia, South Sudan, Republic of Benin, Senegal and Germany, among others.

The Nigerian leader has participated in some bilateral meetings a number of leaders of other countries’ delegations and heads of International Development organisations.

Buhari has met the President of Burundi, Evariste Ndayishimiye, held meeting Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Director-General of the World Trade and also attended the UN Food Systems Summit.

The Nigerian leaders also held a bilateral meeting Her Majesty, Maxima Zorreguieta, Queen of The Netherlands and participated at hybrid High-Level event, tagged “Transformative Actions for Nature and People”.

In addition, the President delegation had participated in other high-level meetings such as the Commemoration of the 20th Anniversary of the Adoption of the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action Reparations, Racial Justice and Equality for People of African Descent.

The delegation is also attended High Level Plenary Meeting commemorate and promote the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons, among others. (NAN)