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Buhari departs Abuja to attend 76th UN General Assembly


President Muhammadu Buhari departed Abuja on Sunday for New York to participate in the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA76), which opened on September 14.

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

In a statement on Saturday, Mr Buhari’s spokesperson, Femi Adesina, said the president would address the Assembly on Friday, September 24, when he will speak on the theme and other global issues.

He listed the meetings to include: 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.

Other meetings the Nigerian delegation would participate in include, Food Systems Summit; High-Level Dialogue on Energy; and High-Level Plenary Meeting to commemorate and promote the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons.

Mr Adesina said Mr Buhari would hold bilateral meetings with several other leaders of delegations and heads of international development organisations, following which he would return to the country on Sunday, September 26.


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