President Buhari, Others Attend Opening of 77th UN General Assembly

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Buhari was accompanied by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama and Permanent Representative of Nigeria to the UN, Prof. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande.

Others were the Chief of Staff the President, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari; Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Hajia Zainab Shamsuna-Ahmed and Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajia Sadiya Umar Farouq.

No fewer than 150 world leaders are attending the largest diplomatic gathering after two years of virtual and hybrid summits.

On Wednesday, Buhari will be the first speaker to address the General Assembly, which is the second day of the General Debate.

He will deliver Nigeria’s statement around 9 a.m. (around 2 p.m. Nigerian time) to other world leaders during the morning session.

Buhari will also attend the meeting of the Committee of African Heads of State and Governments on Climate Change and that of Africa’s New Public Health Order on: Rejuvenating global health security agenda.

The Nigerian president will also attend a reception by the U.S.A’s President Joe Biden at the American Museum of Natural History.

On Thursday, the president is expected to attend a bilateral meeting on Nigeria’s International Economic Partnership Forum and High-Level meetings on the Sahel.

He will attend the Extraordinary Session of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Governments.

On Friday, he will attend a high level breakfast meeting on Reinvigorating Multilateralism and Achieving Comprehensive Reform of the UN Security Council.

Also on Friday, Buhari he will attend the official launch of Nigeria’s Integrated National Financing Framework.

Credit: Agency report


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