Buhari travels to New York for UNGA

President Muhammadu Buhari in one of his trips.
President Muhammadu Buhari in one of his trips.

President Muhammadu Buhari will depart Abuja Sunday for New York to join other world leaders at the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly, UNGA 72.

According to a statement by Mr. Buhari’s spokesperson, Femi Adesina, on Friday, the high point of the president’s visit will be his participation 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.”

Mr. 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.

Equally, the Nigerian leader will hold a lunch meeting with President Donald Trump of the United States of America, along with other world leaders.

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 organised by the African Union under its Theme of the Year: ‘Roadmap on the Demographic Dividend: from Commitment to Action,’ among others.

At the events, President Buhari and members of his delegation will strive to project Nigeria as a strong moral force and responsible member of the international community.

“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,” the statement said.

It also said other priorities for the Nigerian delegation at UNGA 72 include strengthening human rights institutions; the rule of law; support for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) as a result of terrorist acts and recent flooding, and mitigating the effects of Climate Change.

The Nigerian delegation will also canvass the support of UN member states for the Buhari Administration’s efforts towards combatting illicit financial flows in order to foster sustainable development.

The President will be accompanied by 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,” Mr. Adesina said.

President Buhari recently returned from a medical leave in London where he spent over 100 days treating an undisclosed ailment.


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  • Rev

    If this guy is allowed to attend this Conference in peace, we have failed.

    • Tunsj

      Failed in what? This is a UN Conference.

      • Julius

        lolz. You have to laugh.

        • AFRICANER

          Umm, Check new headlines from “The Nation” and other newspapers:

          “Obasanjo Condemns Buhari and Nigeria Army approach, and backs Buhari meeting with Kanu”.

          • Julius

            Lmaooooooooooo, so you people love Obj now ?

          • AFRICANER

            Wey am now? A whole president of Africa’s giant wey go America e no dey for TV.

            Usually when a real president go to UN, dey go interact with other institutions, appear on CNN, court investors, give speeches at Harvard or something.

            This cow herder terrorist is not a real president. He is an imposter skeleton, half dead zombie, wicked evil former coup plotter, a killer of hausa, Yorubas, Igbos, Shiites for his Fulani people. Make him comot now, wey you dey hide am?

          • Julius

            How old are you, seriously ? Yeah, Putin was always on CNN , courting investors, gives speeches at Harvard or something..so are the Chinese, Japanese, South Korea , Brazilians , UK, Germany and the French president…abi. You are unrepentant liar/ They do not all do that and besides Buhari met with the business leaders last time he was here. By the way, I haven’t even seen many of them on tv other than Netanyahu and everybody can easily tell you why, Wait, you probably don’t know why.

    • Julius

      who failed ? You and who ?

    • El Patron

      Most useless comment of the day

    • AFRICANER

      A very important comment. True.

      Oby Ezekwesili is the wrong woman to mess with.

      Oby can have Buhari arrested any day she wants by the ICC or Trump. And she’s not happy today…

      She is the type that is a doer, and can get Trumps ear.

  • Frank Bassey

    “President Buhari will transit through London on his way back to the country,” Mr. Adesina said
    SAFE JOURNEY, MR PRESIDENT.

    • AFRICANER

      Obiekwesiri is the wrong woman to mess with.

      Oby can have Buhari arrested any day she wants by the ICC. And she’s not happy today…

    • Jon

      Saddam Hussain of Iraq was tried, convicted and executed by hanging for massacring 122 Iraqis in Dujail Province of Iraq. Buhari has killed more than that and therefore, should face similar fate.

      Buhari should be arrested in the United States when he attends the UN Conference and handed over to ICC.

  • Sheikh Messi

    More like ‘Buhari travels to London…to stop over at U.S’