Sunday, October 17, 2021

President Buhari Leaves For New York Today For 76th  Session Of UN General Assembly

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President Muhammadu Buhari is to  travel to New York, United States to participate in the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA76).

Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina in a statement said tt President would depart Abuja today for the session that is expected to open on Tuesday.

During the trip, the President and his delegation will be involved in other activities such as the high-level meeting to mark the 20th anniversary of the Adoption of the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action, with the theme “Reparations, Racial Justice, and Equality for People of African Descent”.

He is also expected to hold bilateral meetings with a number of other leaders of delegations and heads of international development organisations while in the United States.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama; Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami; and Minister of State for Environment, Sharon Ikeazor will be with him on the trip.

Others are the National Security Adviser, Major General Babagana Monguno; Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ambassador Ahmed Abubakar; Chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa; and the Senior Special Assistant to the President on SDGs, Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire.