President Muhammadu Buhari will depart Abuja on Sunday for New York, United States, to participate in the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA76).
In a statement on Saturday in Abuja, the president’s spokesman, Femi Adesina, said Mr Buhari would address the Assembly during the general debates on Friday, September 24, when he would speak on the conference theme and other global issues.
Beginning September 14, this session has the theme, ‘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,” Mr Adesina said.
According to the presidential aide, Mr Buhari will also hold bilateral meetings with several other leaders of delegations and heads of International Development organisations.
The president would be accompanied by 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 National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno; Director-General, National Intelligence Agency, Ahmed Rufai Abubakar; Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, and the Senior Special Assistant to the President on SDGs, Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire.
Mr Buhari is expected back in the country on September 26.