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Buhari To Visit London After UN Trip – Presidency | The Precision

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Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari will leave for New York on Sunday
to join other world leaders at the 72nd Session of the United Nations
General Assembly.

Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman,
who disclosed this in a statement on Friday, said  “President Buhari
will transit through London on his way back to the country”.
Buhari returned to the country from the UK, where he received medical treatment, on August 19. He spent 104 days in London.
It is not clear if he is “transiting” through London for another round of medical treatment.
The
presidential spokesman said the high point of the president’s visit
would be his participation in the general debate during which he would
deliver the country’s national statement.
According to him, the
theme for this year’s debate is: ‘focusing on people: striving for peace
and a decent life for all on a sustainable planet’.
Adesina said
the president would join other world leaders at the welcoming reception
to be hosted by Antonio Guterres, UN secretary-general, and that he
would also hold a bilateral meeting with the UN scribe.
“Equally,
the Nigerian leader will hold a lunch meeting with President Donald
Trump of the United States of America, along with other world leaders,”
he said.
“During the general-assembly, Nigeria will participate in
high level meetings on ‘prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse:
building momentum for change,’ the Commonwealth Heads of Government
meeting, 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.
“At the events, President Buhari and
members of his delegation will strive to project Nigeria as a strong
moral force and responsible member of the international community.
“Nigeria’s
commitment to global peace, security and development will also be
reaffirmed and where necessary, the need for increased international
cooperation in the fight against corruption.
“Other priorities for
the Nigerian delegation at UNGA 72 include strengthening human rights
institutions; the rule of law; support for internally-displaced persons
(IDPs) as a result of terrorist acts and recent flooding, and mitigating
the effects of climate change.
“The Nigerian delegation will also
canvass the support of UN member states for the Buhari administration’s
efforts towards combating illicit financial flows in order to foster
sustainable development.
“The president will be accompanied by the governors of Zamfara, Ebonyi and Ondo states, and key cabinet ministers.”

Source: TheCable

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