President Muhammadu Buhari will depart Abuja on Sunday for New York, United States, to attend the United Nations General Assembly, the world’s annual meeting of leaders (UNGA77).
According to a statement issued on Saturday by Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, the theme for the 77th session, which begins on Tuesday, September 13th, is “A Watershed Moment: Transformative Solutions to Interlocking Challenges.”
The statement added that this year’s UNGA will focus on the Ukraine conflict, the energy crisis, climate action, ending the COVID-19 pandemic, and a special Transforming Education Summit.
President Buhari will take his turn to deliver the National Statement on the second day of the General Debates on Wednesday, September 21.
The President will also participate in High-Level meetings and side events including the Nigeria International Economic Partnership Forum (NIEPF), convened by Nigeria in partnership with the Business Council for International Understanding (BCIU); Strengthening Coordination through National Humanitarian Development Peace (NHDP) Framework: A practical approach to sustainable durable solutions to ensure no one is left behind, organised by the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management, and Social Development; and the EFCC-NEPAD Programme on combating Illicit Financial Flows.
Buhari will also hold bilateral strategic meetings with World Leaders, renowned investors, and heads of multinational organisations while in New York.
The President will travel with an entourage including the First Lady, Aisha Buhari, some Governors, Ministers, and top government officials.
President Buhari is expected to return to Nigeria on Monday, September 26.