President Muhammadu Buhari will Tuesday depart Abuja to participate in the Commemoration of the fifty years Anniversary of the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP@50), which billed to hold on Thursday to Friday, in Nairobi, Kenya.
This was disclosed in a statement released by his spokesperson, Femi Adesina, on Tuesday.
The theme of the Special Session is “Strengthening UNEP for The Implementation of the Environmental Dimension of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.”
According to the organisers of the event, “for 50 years, UNEP has coordinated a worldwide effort with Member States to address the world’s biggest environmental challenges. Member States are vital partners in formulating UNEP’s policy, implementing UNEP’s programme and championing solutions to our shared environmental challenges.”
“UNEP@50 is a time to reflect on the past and envision the future. It provides an opportunity to reinvigorate international cooperation and spur collective action to address the triple planetary crisis of climate change, nature and biodiversity loss, and pollution and waste. No country or continent can solve these global crises alone. But each nation has a crucial role to play in protecting our people and planet.”
The statement said the president is expected to deliver the National Statement of the country and participate in High Level Dialogue Sessions on the Environment at the event. He will thereafter proceed to London for routine medical checks that will last for a maximum of two weeks.
As president, Buhari has spent 183 days getting medical help in the UK.
In 2021, he was on medical vacation twice despite several assurances to stop medical tourism in Nigeria.
Buhari will be accompanied by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama; Minister of State for the Environment, Sharon Ikeazor; National Security Adviser, Maj.Gen Babagana Monguno (rtd); Director General, National Intelligence Agency; Amb. Ahmed Rufai Abubakar; and the Chief Executive Officer of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa.