President Muhammadu Buhari will depart Abuja on Sunday for the 77th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA 77) in New York, United States.
On the entourage of the president are the first lady, Aisha Buhari, some governors, Mministers and top government officials.
According to a statement issued on Saturday by the Special Adviser to the President on Media And Publicity, Femi Adesina, the theme for the 77th session, which will open on Tuesday, September 13, is: “A watershed Moment: Transformative Solutions to Interlocking Challenges.”
He added that key topics of discussion at the UNGA this year include the war in Ukraine, the energy crisis, climate action, ending the COVID-19 pandemic, and a Special Transforming Education Summit.
The presidential spokesman said Buhari will take his turn to deliver the national statement on the second day of the general febates on Wednesday, September 21.
Adesina noted that aside his statement, the president will also participate in high level meetings and side events, including the Nigeria International Economic Partnership Forum (NIEPF), convened by Nigeria in partnership with the Business Council for International Understanding (BCIU); Strengthening Coordination through National Humanitarian Development Peace (NHDP) Framework: A practical approach to sustainable durable solutions to ensure no one is left behind, organised by the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development; and the EFCC-NEPAD Programme on combating Iillicit financial flows.
“President Buhari will also hold strategic bilateral meetings with World Leaders, renowned investors and heads of multinational organisations while in New York,” he said.
He added that the president is expected back in the country on Monday, September 26.