Buhari Arrives In New York For UN General Assembly


President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived in the United States of America to take part in the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly.

He was received by Nigeria’s Permanent representative to the United States, Tijani Bande and the Foreign Affairs Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama.

President Buhari will address the Assembly during the General Debates on Friday, September 24 when he will speak on the theme of the conference which 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”.

“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 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 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 organizations,” a statement released by the Special Adviser to the President on Media & Publicity, Femi Adesina, read.

The President is expected back in the country on Sunday, September 26.

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