President Muhammadu Buhari is billed to address the 76th Session of the high-level General Debate of the United Nations (UN), General Assembly, at the UN headquarters in New York on Tuesday, Sept. 24, according to reports.
According to a provisional list of speakers obtained by newsmen from the UN headquarters in New York showed that Buhari would be the second speaker on the fourth day.
The Nigerian leader would deliver his address around 9 am (around 2 pm Nigerian time) to other world leaders during the morning session.
The President of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro would be the first world leader to present his address to the 76th session as it is tradition, followed by the U.S. President, Joe Biden, the traditional second speaker, being the host country.
Leaders from more than 80 countries would speak in-persons at the Assembly while other world leaders would speak through pre-recorded video messages.
The 2021 high-level meeting is in contrast to 2020, when the General Assembly was conducted in a virtual format through pre-recorded video messages only.
The year 2020 General Assembly, was the first time in the 75 years of the UN existence that the annual high-level meetings were conducted virtually.
Nigeria’s Tijjani Muhammad-Bande presided as the President of the Assembly throughout the lockdown and was praised for devising novel means for the Assembly to conduct its affairs through virtual means during the pandemic.
The 76th session of the General Assembly opened on Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021, with the inauguration of a new President, Abdulla Shahid, of Maldives.