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Buhari heads to New York, U.S. on Sunday for UN General Assembly

President Muhammadu Buhari will leave Abuja Nigeria for New York, United States of America, on Sunday to participate in the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA76).

Presidential Spokesperson, Femi Adesina, said in a statement on Saturday that the President will be accompanied on the U.S. trip by Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama; Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN); and Minister of State for Environment, Sharon Ikeazor.

Others in the delegation include National Security Adviser, Major General Babagana Monguno (rtd); Director-General, National Intelligence Agency, Ambassador Ahmed Rufai Abubakar; Chairperson, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa and the Senior Special Assistant to the President on SDGs, Mrs Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire.

The statement said 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.

The Presidential Spokesperson noted that 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.”

He added that in the course of the Assembly, the President and members of the delegation would 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, he statement noted, would 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.

In addition, the President will hold bilateral meetings with a number of other leaders of delegations and heads of International Development organisations.

He said President Buhari is expected back in the country on Sunday, September 26.

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