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UNGA77: Buhari departs for New York Sunday

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 President Muhammadu Buhari has departed Abuja on Sunday to attend the 77th General Assembly of the United Nations UNGA77 in New York United States The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the President s Chief of Staff Prof Ibrahim Gambari the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory FCT and some top government functionaries were at the airport to wish farewell to the president A statement earlier issued by the President s spokesman Mr Femi Adesina on Saturday said the Nigerian leader would address the UNGA on Sept 21 Aside his National Statement the president will also participate in high level meetings and side events including the Nigeria International Economic Partnership Forum NIEPF Adesina said The forum is convened by Nigeria in partnership with the Business Council for International Understanding Adesina added that the president would also participate in the EFCC NEPAD programme on combating illicit financial flows President Buhari will also hold strategic bilateral meetings with world leaders renowned investors and heads of multinational organisations while in New York he said The theme for the 77th session which opened on Tuesday Sept 13 is A watershed moment Transformative solutions to interlocking challenges Key topics of discussion at the UNGA this year include the war in Ukraine the global energy crisis climate action and ending the COVID 19 pandemic The UNGA will also hold a special summit of transforming education On the entourage of the president are his wife Aisha some governors ministers and top government officials The president is expected back in the country on Monday Sept 26 NewsSourceCredit NAN
UNGA77: Buhari departs for New York Sunday

Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has departed Abuja on Sunday to attend the 77th General Assembly of the United Nations (UNGA77) in New York, United States.

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News Agency

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the President’s Chief of Staff, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and some top government functionaries were at the airport to wish farewell to the president.

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Femi Adesina

A statement earlier issued by the President’s spokesman, Mr Femi Adesina on Saturday, said the Nigerian leader would address the UNGA on Sept. 21.

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National Statement

“Aside his National Statement, the president will also participate in high level meetings and side events including the Nigeria International Economic Partnership Forum (NIEPF),’’ Adesina said.

Business Council for International Understanding

The forum is convened by Nigeria in partnership with the Business Council for International Understanding.

Adesina added that the president would also participate in the EFCC-NEPAD programme on combating illicit financial flows.

President Buhari

“President Buhari will also hold strategic bilateral meetings with world leaders, renowned investors and heads of multinational organisations while in New York,’’ he said.

The theme for the 77th session which opened on Tuesday, Sept. 13 is: “A watershed moment: Transformative solutions to interlocking challenges.


Key topics of discussion at the UNGA this year include the war in Ukraine, the global energy crisis, climate action, and ending the COVID-19 pandemic.

The UNGA will also hold a special summit of transforming education.

On the entourage of the president are his wife, Aisha, some governors, ministers and top government officials.

The president is expected back in the country on Monday, Sept. 26.

NewsSourceCredit: NAN

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