The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari has departed Abuja for New York, the United States, to attend the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly.
“President Buhari will take his turn to deliver the national statement on the second day of the general debates on Wednesday, September 21,” a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, read on Saturday.
The statement was titled, ‘President Buhari attends 77th United Nations General Assembly’.
It read in part, “Themed, ‘A watershed moment: Transformative Solutions to Interlocking Challenges’, the annual meeting of world leaders will highlight key issues such as the war in Ukraine, the energy crisis, climate action, ending the COVID-19 pandemic and a special transforming education summit.
“Therefore, asides from his statement, the President will also participate in high level meetings and side events, including the Nigeria International Economic Partnership Forum convened by Nigeria in partnership with the Business Council for International Understanding; Strengthening Coordination through National Humanitarian Development Peace Framework: A practical approach to sustainable durable solutions to ensure that 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.”
Buhari, according to the statement, 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 his wife, Aisha, some governors, ministers and top government officials.
The President is expected back in the country on Monday, September 26, 2022.