Buhari departs Abuja to attend UN General Assembly


The President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari left Abuja on Sunday for New York, United States of America, to attend the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA76).

The UNGA session, which opened on Tuesday, September 14 is tagged: ‘Building Resilience Through Hope – To Recover from COVID-19, Rebuild Sustainably, Respond to the Needs of the Planet, Respect the Rights of People and Revitalise the United Nations.’

According to a statement issued by the Media Adviser to the President, Mr. Femi Adesina, Buhari is expected to 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.

In the course of the Assembly, the Nigerian leader and members of the delegation will partake in other significant meetings such as: The High-Level Meeting to Commemorate The 20th 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 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.

He is expected to be back in the country on Sunday, September 26.