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President Buhari To Travel To New York For UN Meeting

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The President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari will be away from the country from tomorrow, 19th September till Sunday, 26th September, 2021.

The Nigerian leader is travelling to New York in the United States of America where he will participate in the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA76), Naija News reports.

The UNGA session opened on Tuesday, September 14.

Apart from the UN meeting, the President will also hold some high-level meetings and interactions while in the United States.

These include among others, 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 President’s itinerary was confirmed in a statement on Saturday by his spokesperson, Femi Adesina who added 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.”

According to the statement, 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 delegation will 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.

The President will also hold bilateral meetings with a number of other leaders of delegations and heads of International Development organisations.

Travelling with the President for the events are the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama; Attorney General and Minister of Justice Abubakar Malami (SAN); and Minister of State for Environment, Sharon Ikeazor.

Others are the National Security Adviser, Maj-Gen. Babagana Monguno (retd); Director-General, National Intelligence Agency, Amb. Ahmed Rufai Abubakar; Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa and the Senior Special Assistant to the President on SDGs, Mrs Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire.

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