President Muhammadu Buhari is set to leave Abuja, for the United States, on Sunday to attend the annual meeting of world leaders, at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA77).
The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, disclosed this in a statement issued on Saturday, saying the theme for the 77th session, which opened on Tuesday, September 13 is, “A watershed Moment: Transformative Solutions to Interlocking Challenges.”
In addition, it noted that the COVID-19 epidemic, the energy crisis, climate change, the war in Ukraine, and a special summit on transforming education will all be major talking points at the UNGA this year.
On the second day of the General Debates on September 21, President Buhari will take the stage to make the National Statement.
The President will also take part in high-level meetings and side events, such as the Nigeria International Economic Partnership Forum (NIEPF), which will be held by Nigeria in collaboration with the Business Council for International Understanding (BCIU); the Strengthening Coordination through National Humanitarian Development Peace (NHDP) Framework: A practical approach to sustainable durable solutions to ensure no one is left behind, which will be hosted by the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs; and the Business Council for International Understanding (BCIU).
While in New York, the president of Nigeria will also undertake bilateral strategic talks with world leaders, eminent investors, and the top executives of international corporations.
Aisha Buhari, the First Lady, as well as a few governors, ministers, and senior government officials will go with President Buhari.
On September 26th, he’s expected to return home.