President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived New York for the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly, where he is listed as the eighth speaker of the 193 Head of States expected to address the General Debate of the General Assembly.
President Buhari was received at the John F. Kennedy Airport by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, and the Permanent Representative of Nigeria to the UN, Tijjani Bande.
Also with the president are governors Abdul’aziz Yari of Zamfara; David Umahiof Ebonyi; and Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo states; Ministers of Solid Minerals Kayode Fayemi; Education, Adamu Adamu; Industry, Trade and Investment, Okechukwu Enelamah; State, Environment, Ibrahim Jibril; and State, Budget and National Planning counterpart Zainab Ahmed.
The presidential aides also accompanied the president, and members of the staff of the Nigerian Missions in the United States.
The theme for this year’s session is: “Focusing on People: Striving for Peace and a Decent Life for All on a Sustainable Planet.”
President Buhari is slated to deliver the country’s national statement on Tuesday, the first day of the one-week session.
According to Punch, Nigeria will participate in high level meetings, including: “Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse: Building Momentum for Change,” the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, a High Level Event organised by AU under its theme of the Year: “Roadmap on the Demographic Dividend: From Commitment to Action.”