Buhari to engage UN leaders in fresh talks on security, economy

FILE PHOTO: General Assembly 70th session 12th plenary meeting H.E. Muhammadu BUHARI President of THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA; Photo: UN
FILE PHOTO: General Assembly 70th session 12th plenary meeting H.E. Muhammadu BUHARI President of THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA; Photo: UN

President Muhammadu Buhari will on Monday hold talks with world leaders at the United Nations’ General Assembly in New York on security issues and restructuring of Nigeria’s economy.

The president is expected to discuss with the leaders steps to improve the rehabilitation of Internally Displaced Persons within the country, as well as returning in north-eastern Nigeria and the Niger-Delta.

Also, the increase in the activities of militants within oil-rich Niger Delta region has had its effects on the nation’s economy, in addition to the prolonged terrorism in North East of the country.

A statement by Mr. Buhari’s special assistant on Media and publicity, Femi Adesina, said the president will be attending the UNGA meeting from Monday, September 19 to Friday September 23, to address cogent matters affecting the nation’s polity.

“On the margins of the 71st UNGA, President Buhari will sign the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, and participate in activities commemorating the 30th anniversary of the Declaration of the Right to Development.

“The Nigerian leader will attend the Clinton Global Initiative as well as the United Nations Private Sector Forum on Business and Global Goals organised by the Secretary General.

“He will lead discussions at the United States-Africa Business Forum devoted to investing in Nigeria,” the statement said.

The president will also deliver a talk on climate change: “Taking Climate Action Towards Sustainable Development in Nigeria and the Lake Chad Basin”.

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