UNGA: President Buhari To Leave For New York On Sunday

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President Muhammadu Buhari will depart Nigeria on Sunday for the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly, UNGA.

The President will the lead the Nigerian delegation to the event which will hold in New York.

Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina made this known in a statement released on Friday.

At the event, the President is expected to address the UN General Assembly and participate in a debate focused on peace and survival.

The statement added that President Buhari will hold a bilateral meeting with the UN scribe at the Assembly and also meet with US President Donald Trump along with other world leaders.

According the statement, the Nigeria will also participate in high level meetings on ‘Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse: Building Momentum for Change,’ the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, and a high-level event organised by the African Union under its Theme of the Year: ‘Roadmap on the Demographic Dividend: from Commitment to Action,’ among others.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffery Onyeama had earlier said the country’s focus at the meeting will be on terrorism and the repatriation of stolen funds, as well canvas support for the release of the remaining Chibok school girls.

According to the statement, President Buhari will travel through London on his way back from the UN meeting.

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