The Presidency has disclosed that President Muhammadu Buhari, will on Sunday leave Nigeria for New York, to attend the 72nd Session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly, UNGA 72.
The president is expected to participate in the General Debate during which he will deliver the country’s National Statement.
The theme for this year’s Debate is: ”Focusing on People: Striving for Peace and a Decent Life for All on a Sustainable Planet.”
The presidency disclosed this in a statement on Friday by the Special Adviser to the president on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina.
Adesina said Buhari will join other world leaders at the welcoming reception to be hosted by the UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, and also hold a bilateral meeting with the UN scribe.
Buhari is also expected to hold a lunch meeting with his counterpart from the United States, President Donald Trump along with other world leaders.
The statement said during the General Assembly, Nigeria will participate in high level meetings on ”Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse: Building Momentum for Change,” the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, a High Level Event organized by the African Union under its Theme of the Year: ‘Roadmap on the Demographic Dividend: from Commitment to Action,’ among others.
Nigeria’s commitment to global peace, security and development will also be reaffirmed and where necessary, the need for increased international cooperation in the fight against corruption.
In the entourage of the President is the Governors of Zamfara, Ebonyi and Ondo States, and key cabinet ministers.
President Buhari will transit through London on his way back to the country.