President Muhammadu Buhari left Abuja yesterday the United States (U.S.) to attend 77th General Assembly of the United Nations (UNGA77) in New York.
His Chief of Staff (CoS) Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Minister Mohammed Musa Bello and senior government functionaries were at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport to bid the President farewell.
A statement earlier by the President’s spokesman, Mr. Femi Adesina, said the Nigerian leader would address the UNGA on Sept. 21.
“Aside his National Statement, the president will also participate in high level meetings and side events including the Nigeria International Economic Partnership Forum (NIEPF),’’ Adesina said in the statement.
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.
“President Buhari will also hold strategic bilateral meetings with world leaders, renowned investors and heads of multinational organisations while in New York,’’ he said.
The theme for the 77th Session which kicked-off on September 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.