The President of Nigeria, Muhammad Buhari is off to New York.
Buhari left Nigeria on Sunday, September 19, to the United States of America where he will be attending the 76th UN General Assembly. He is also expected to be back in the country on Sunday, September 26.
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 will 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.”
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.
The President will also hold bilateral meetings with a number of other 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 (SAN); and Minister of State for Environment, Sharon Ikeazor.