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President Buhari Departs Nigeria Today For UNGA74

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President Muhammadu Buhari will depart Nigeria today, Sunday, September 22, for New York, United States to participate in the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA74).

Naija News reports that the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA74) opened on Tuesday, September 17.

This online news platform understands that the theme for UNGA74 is, “Galvanizing Multilateral Efforts for Poverty Eradication, Quality Education, Climate Action and Inclusion.”

On Tuesday, September 24, the General Debates will kick off during which leaders of delegations will present their National Statements as well as speak to the theme of the session.

Naija News understands that President Buhari is scheduled as Number Five Speaker on the first day of the debates

During the debate, President Buhari will be expected to underscore his administration’s commitment to building on the achievements of its three-point agenda following the renewal of his electoral mandate by the majority of Nigerians. He will also reaffirm Nigeria’s position on salient global issues.

While in New York, President Buhari and members of his delegation are expected to participate in the Climate Action Summit with the theme, “A Race We Can Win. A Race We Must Win,” convened by the UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres; the High-Level meeting organized by the President of UNGA74 on Universal Health Coverage with the theme, “Moving Together to Build a Healthier World”; UN High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development; High-Level Dialogue on Financial Development as well as High-Level Meeting to Commemorate and Promote the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons.

Naija News understands that the Nigerian delegation is also expected to participate at the Side-Events organized by the country’s Ministries, Departments, and Agencies (MDAs).

The MDAs Side-Events include: SDGs Integration – Bridging the Policy Planning – Budget Gap for the Achievement of SDGs, organized by the Office of the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Sustainable Development Goals; Promotion of International Cooperation to Combat Illicit Financial Flows and Strengthen Good Practices on Assets Recovery and Return to Foster Sustainable Development, organized by the Office of the National Coordinator/CEO, African Union Development Agency-New Partnership for Africa’s Development/African Peer Review Mechanism (AUDA-NEPAD/APRM) in collaboration with the Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and other anti-corruption bodies.

Naija News understands that seven European and African countries, including Nigeria, have confirmed their participation at this event designed to mobilize collective global action against illicit assets and their recovery and return for developmental projects.

President Buhari is also scheduled to hold bilateral meetings with some leaders of other delegations; chief executive officers of big companies keen to invest in the country; Aliko Dangote and Bill Gates on sustaining the polio-free campaign as well as issues on human capital projects and development.

The President will meet with a select group of top America-based Nigerian businessmen and potential investors before returning to Abuja at the conclusion of his engagements.




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