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Buhari to depart Abuja Sunday for UN general assembly in New York

Buhari to depart Abuja Sunday for UN general assembly in New York
September 17
16:07 2022

President Muhammadu Buhari will, on Sunday, travel to New York to attend the United Nations general assembly (UNGA77).

According to a statement issued on Saturday by Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, Buhari will deliver a “national statement” on the second day of the general debates on September 21.

The theme for the 77th session of the UN general assembly, which opened on September 13, is ‘A Watershed Moment: Transformative Solutions to Interlocking Challenges’.

Energy crisis, climate action, ending the COVID pandemic, and a special ‘Transforming Education’ summit form key topics of discussion at UNGA.

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“Aside his statement, the president will also participate in high level meetings and side events, including the Nigeria International Economic Partnership Forum (NIEPF), convened by Nigeria in partnership with the Business Council for International Understanding (BCIU); Strengthening Coordination through National Humanitarian Development Peace (NHDP) Framework: A practical approach to sustainable durable solutions to ensure no one is left behind, organised by the ministry of humanitarian affairs, disaster management and social development; and the EFCC-NEPAD programme on combating illicit financial flows,” the statement reads.

“President Buhari will also hold strategic bilateral meetings with World Leaders, renowned investors and heads of multinational organisations while in New York.

“On the entourage of the President are the First Lady, Aisha Buhari, some governors, ministers, and top government officials.”

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The president is expected back in the country on September 26.

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