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Buhari To Speak At The 77th United Nations General Assembly

On Sunday, President Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retired) is set to leave Abuja to travel to New York City for the 77th United Nations General Assembly.

His media assistant, Mr. Femi Adesina, announced in Abuja on Saturday that he would speak at the UNGA on September 21.

The Nigeria International Economic Partnership Forum (NIEPF) is one of the high-level meetings and side events the president would attend in addition to his National Statement, he 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.

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

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. (NAN).

 

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