Buhari Depart Nigeria For New York For UN General Assembly

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President Muhammadu Buharideparts Abuja Sunday for New York to join other world leaders at the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA 72).

According to the Presidential spokesman, Mr. Femi Adesina, Buhari who is expected to deliver Nigeria’s Statement to the UN General Assembly on Monday, September 28, will return on Tuesday, September 29.

President Buhari will join other world leaders at the welcoming reception to be hosted by the UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, and also hold a bilateral meeting with the UN scribe.

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 Adesina said the high point of the president’s visit to the New York would be his participation in the general debate with the theme “Focusing on People: Striving for Peace and a Decent Life for All on a Sustainable Planet.”

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Other priorities for the Nigerian delegation at UNGA 72 include strengthening human rights institutions; the rule of law; support for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) as a result of terrorist acts and recent flooding, and mitigating the effects of Climate Change.

He said the Nigerian delegation would also canvass the support of UN member states for the Buhari Administration’s efforts towards combatting illicit financial flows in order to foster sustainable development.

He said President Buhari would be accompanied by the governors of Zamfara, Ebonyi and Ondo States as well as key cabinet ministers.

President Buhari will transit through London on his way back to the country.


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