- President Muhammadu Buhari Leaves For New York
President Muhammadu Buhari left Nigeria on Sunday to attend the 73rd Session of United Nations General Assembly (UNIGA73) in New York, U.S, according to presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina.
The session which got started on Tuesday, September 18, with the theme “Making the United Nations relevant to all People: Global Leadership and Shared Responsibilities for Peaceful, Equitable and Sustainable Societies,” will address global issues.
“The President’s presentation of Nigeria’s national statement is expected to reaffirm the nation’s commitment to international peace and security; sustainable socio-economic development; disarmament and denuclearisation; youth and women empowerment; climate change; rule of law and human rights; among others,” his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina said yesterday in a statement.
“He is also expected to particularly canvass international support for the fight against corruption; the return of illicit assets; counter-terrorism and insurgency; curbing irregular migration; re-settling Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs); recharging the receding Lake Chad; and calls for the reform of the United Nations, especially the expansion of the permanent membership of the Security Council to make that vital principal organ of the global organisation reflect regional and equitable geographical representation.”
The president and first lady are expected to attend a welcome reception hosted by the UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres and his spouse for Heads of State and Government and their spouses.