President Buhari departs Abuja to attend 76th session of UN General Assembly

President Muhammadu Buhari leaves Abuja on Sunday, Sept. 19, for New York to participate in the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA76).

Newsatlarge reports that the session opened on Tuesday, Sept. 14.

The theme for this year’s UNGA is: “Building Resilience Through Hope – To Recover from COVID-19, Rebuild Sustainably, Respond to Needs of the Planet, Respect the Rights of People and Revitalise the United Nations.”

The Nigerian leader will address the Assembly on Friday, Sept. 24 when he will speak on the theme and other global issues.

The president’s spokesman, Femi Adesina, in a statement on Saturday, said Buhari and members of his entourage would be part of other significant meetings.

He listed the meetings to include:  The High Level Meeting to Commemorate The Twentieth Anniversary of the Adoption of the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action on the theme “Reparations, Racial Justice and Equality for People of African Descent.

Adesina stated that Nigeria’s delegation would also participate in Food Systems Summit; High Level Dialogue on Energy; and High Level Plenary Meeting to commemorate and promote the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons.

He also said that President Buhari would hold bilateral meetings with a number of other leaders of delegations and heads of international development organisations.

According to the presidential aide, President Buhari is expected to return on Sunday, Sept. 26. (

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