President Muhammadu Buhari departed Abuja on Sunday for New York, to participate in the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA76) which opened on Tuesday, September 14.
This was disclosed in a statement by the president’s spokesman, Femi Adesina, on Saturday.
The theme for this year’s UNGA is: ‘Building Resilience Through Hope- To Recover from COVID-19, Rebuild Sustainably, Respond to Needs of the Planet, Respect the Rights of People and Revitalise the United Nations’.
According to the statement, the President will address the Assembly on Friday, September 24 when he will speak on the theme and other global issues.
It stated that President Buhari and members of his entourage would be part of other significant meetings which includes; The High Level Meeting to Commemorate The Twentieth Anniversary of the Adoption of the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action on the theme ‘Reparations, Racial Justice and Equality for People of African Descent’.
Adesina stated that Nigeria’s delegation would also participate in Food Systems Summit; High Level Dialogue on Energy; and High Level Plenary Meeting to commemorate and promote the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons.
He stated further that President Buhari would hold bilateral meetings with other leaders of delegations and heads of international development organisations.
He added that the President is expected to return to Abuja on Sunday, September 26.