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UN Assembly: Buhari leaves for New York Sunday


 


The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), will depart Abuja on Sunday, September 19, 2021, for New York, United States of America, to participate in the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly.


Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, disclosed this in a statement in Saturday titled, ‘President Buhari attends UN General Assembly in New York’.


According to the statement, “Buhari will address the Assembly during the General Debates on Friday, September 24 when he will speak on the theme of the conference ‘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,’ and other global issues.


“In the course of the Assembly, the Nigerian leader and members of the delegation will partake in other significant meetings such as; 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.’


“The delegation will also participate in Food Systems Summit; 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.”


Buhari will also hold bilateral meetings with several 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; and Minister of State for Environment, Sharon Ikeazor.


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


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


Punch Ng

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