President Buhari Departs Abuja For New York, To Attend UN General Assembly

Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari has departed the country for New York, United States, to join other world leaders at the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA 72).

President Buhari departed Abuja on Sunday morning, September 17, the official Twitter handle of the Presidency disclosed the development.

The handle tweeted: ” President @MBuhari this morning departed Abuja for New York, to attend the 72nd Session of the @UN General Assembly #UNGA72 #UNGA“, it added.

Special Adviser to the President, Media and Publicity Femi Adeshina, had issued a statement on Saturday, saying that the high point of the President’s visit will be his participation in the General Debate during which he will deliver the country’s National Statement.

The statement had added that the Nigerian leader will hold a lunch meeting with President Donald Trump of the United States of America, along with other world leaders.

“During the General Assembly, Nigeria will participate in high-level meetings on ‘Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse: Building Momentum for Change,’ the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, a High-Level Event organized by the African Union under its Theme of the Year: ‘Roadmap on the Demographic Dividend: from Commitment to Action,’ among others”, he disclosed.

Adesina had also said that President Buhari and members of his delegation will strive to project Nigeria as a strong moral force and responsible member of the international community at the event.

“Other priorities for the Nigerian delegation at UNGA 72 include strengthening human rights institutions; the rule of law; support for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) as a result of terrorist acts and recent flooding, and mitigating the effects of Climate Change”, he had said.

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