President Muhammadu Buhari to leave for New York
The president of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari is set to leave for the United States of America to attend the 73rd United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York. The 73rd UNGA will begin Sept. 18 at the UN Headquarters, New York, while the General Debate will hold from September 25 to October 1
The Foreign Affairs Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama, who disclosed this on Tuesday in Abuja at a news conference on the 73rd UNGA, said Mr President would use the opportunity to assert Nigeria’s position on global issues. “It an opportunity for him to assert Nigeria’s position globally and to put forward our ideas and our vision going forward as a global community
The President will address the 73rd Session of the High-Level General Debate of the UN General Assembly at the UN headquarters in New York on Sept. 25. “He will deliver Nigeria’s National Statement on the first day of the general debate of the General Assembly high-level events,” he said. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that President Buhari has been placed as the number 20 on the list of the speakers out of the 193 world leaders that would address the Assembly. He would deliver the address to the Assembly on the first day between 8.00 p.m. and 9.00 p.m. (between 1.00 a.m. and 2.00 a.m. local time).