Buhari departs Nigeria to attend last UN Assembly 

A’isha, Govs. on entourage

President Muhammadu Buhari is scheduled to depart Abuja, today, Sunday, for New York, United States, to attend the annual meeting of world leaders, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA77). It will be President Buhari’s last attendance at UNGA as Head of State.

On the entourage of the President are the First Lady, A’isha Buhari, some Governors, Ministers and top government officials.

The theme for the 77th session, which opened on Tuesday, is: “A watershed Moment: Transformative Solutions to Interlocking Challenges”. Key topics of discussion at the UNGA this year include: the war in Ukraine, the energy crisis, climate action, ending the COVID-19 pandemic, and a special Transforming Education Summit.

President Buhari will take his turn to deliver the National Statement on the second day of the General Debates, on Wednesday. Aside from his statement, the President will also participate in high-level meetings and side events, including the Nigeria International Economic Partnership Forum (NIEPF), convened by Nigeria, in partnership with the Business Council for International Understanding, (BCIU). He will also attend meetings organised by the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development and the ‘EFCC-NEPAD Programme on combating Illicit Financial Flows’.

The meeting organised by the Humanitarian affairs ministry will focus on: ‘Strengthening Coordination through National Humanitarian Development Peace (NHDP) Framework: A practical approach to sustainable durable solutions to ensure no one is left behind‘. President Buhari will also hold strategic bilateral meetings with world leaders, renowned investors and heads of multi-national organisations, while in New York.

The President is expected back in the country on Monday, September 26.

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