Buhari leaves Abuja to attend 76th session


President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday, left Abuja for New York to partake in the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA76).

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the session commenced on Tuesday, Sept. 14.

The Guardian reports that the theme for this year’s UNGA is: “Building Resilience Through Hope – To Recover from COVID-19, Rebuild Sustainably, Respond to Needs of the Planet, Respect the Rights of People and Revitalise the United Nations.”

On Friday, Sept. 24, Buhari will address the Assembly and he will speak on the theme and on other global issues.

The president’s spokesman, Femi Adesina, disclosed this in a statement on Saturday that President Buhari and members of his escort would be part of other significant meetings.

Adesina listed the meetings to include: 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.

Furthermore, he noted that Nigeria’s delegation would also participate in Food Systems Summit; High Level Dialogue on Energy; and High Level Plenary Meeting to commemorate and promote the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons.

He mentioned also that President Buhari would commence bilateral meetings with a number of other leaders of delegations and heads of international development organisations.

President Buhari is anticipated to return on Sunday, Sept. 26, the presidential aide said.


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