President Muhammadu Buhari departed Nigeria for New York

President Muhammadu Buhari earlier today September 19, departed Abuja for New York where he will be attending the 76th United Nations General Assembly.

The session opened on Tuesday, September 14. 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.”

President Buhari is expected to address the Assembly during the General Debates on Friday, September 24 where he will speak on the theme of the conference and other global issues.

In the course of the Assembly, the President 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.”

He is accompany 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.

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

President Buhari is due back in the country on Sunday, September 26.

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