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Buhari arrives in New York to attend 71st session of UNGA


President Muhammadu Buhari arrives New York to attend 71st session of UNGA.

President Muhammadu Buhari arrives New York to attend 71st session of UNGA.

President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday morning arrived New York, United States of America, ahead of his participation at the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).

Mr Femi Adesina, the president’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Confirmed this development in his twitter page on Sunday.

President Buhari departed the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport on Saturday for the New York trip, where he would attend the UN General Assembly, slated to commence on Monday.

A statement earlier issued by Adesina in Abuja, said the president while in New York, would deliver Nigeria’s statement at the opening of the General Debate of the Assembly, on the theme: “The Sustainable Development Goals: a Universal Push to Transform our World”.

He said that president Buhari would also deliver a keynote address on “Taking Climate Action Towards Sustainable Development in Nigeria and the Lake Chad Basin”.

Adesina said the president would also attend a high-level summit, hosted by the UN, on “Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants’’.

According to him, while in New York for the annual gathering of world leaders, President Buhari will also attend series of meetings as well as side events, which are of significant interest to Nigeria.

President Buhari and his US counterpart, President Barack Obama, will meet on Tuesday in New York, on the sidelines of the US leader’s final appearance at the UN General Assembly session.

The 71st UN General session will be President Buhari’s second appearance since he assumed office as Nigeria’s president on May 29, 2015.

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  • Comfort Destiny

    Why are the state governors flooding New York? The event is for Heads of State, not Governors. This is how these Governors empty their State’s treasuries in the name of Estacode. They stay in their hotels and pay ladies to come sleep with them. They hardly attend the meetings they claimed they were coming to attend in the U.S. The Presidency should take note!

    • Tunsj

      You got that right. I’m sure some are in the US to open foreign bank accounts. Bunch of rogues.