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Buhari sends delegation to support UNGA presidency

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President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday sent a Federal Government delegation to support Nigeria’s candidate, Professor Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, who is vying for United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) president in New York tomorrow. Bande, who is Nigeria’s Permanent Representative at the United Nations, will become the second Nigerian to be elected UNGA President after Maj.-Gen. Joseph Nanven Garba (rtd), who held the position between 1989 and 1990.

Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Mustapha Sulaiman, is leading the delegation, which includes Director-General, National Intelligence Agency, Ahmed Rufai Abubakar and others.

Executive Secretary, Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF), Bello Aliyu Gusau; and Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu.

In a statement yesterday, President Buhari expressed confidence that Nigeria’s presidency of the 74th Session of the UN General Assembly would afford the country an opportunity to lead the call to tackle global political, socio-economic and environmental challenges.

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