President Buhari Heads Out to Attend United Nations General Assembly

President Buhari Departs Nigeria for United Nations General Assembly (News Central TV)

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari will depart Abuja on Sunday for New York, USA to participate in the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA76).

The theme for this year’s UNGA is, “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.”

In a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, on Saturday, President Buhari will address the Assembly during the General Debates on Friday, September 24 when he will speak on the theme of the conference and other global issues.

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He 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.

President Muhammadu Buhari

He will be accompanied to New York by Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama; Attorney General and Minister of Justice Abubakar Malami (SAN); and Minister of State for Environment, Sharon Ikeazor.

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Also on the President’s delegation are: Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa ; Director-General, National Intelligence Agency, Amb. Ahmed Rufai Abubakar; National Security Adviser, Maj-Gen. Babagana Monguno (retd); Chairman, and the Senior Special Assistant to the President on SDGs, Mrs Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire.  President Buhari is expected back on Sunday, September 26.

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