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President Buhari Departs Abuja For New York, USA

Diakparomre Nyore

President Buhari has this afternoon departed Abuja for New York, USA ahead of the 74th Session of United Nations General Assembly. He is being accompanied by the governor of Osun State, Gboyega Oyetola, and Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa state.

The President’s participation at this year’s gathering of world leaders is particularly significant as it coincides with Nigeria’s Presidency of UNGA. Recall that on June 4, 2019, Nigeria’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Prof. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, was unanimously elected as the President of UNGA74.

The theme for UNGA74 is, “Galvanizing Multilateral Efforts for Poverty Eradication, Quality Education, Climate Action and Inclusion.”

The General Debates will kick off on Tuesday, September 24 during which leaders of delegations will present their National Statements as well as speak to the theme of the session. President Buhari is scheduled as Number Five Speaker on the first day of the debates.

The President is expected to underscore his administration’s commitment to building on the achievements of its three-point agenda following the renewal of his electoral mandate by the majority of Nigerians. He will also reaffirm Nigeria’s position on salient global issues.

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