Update: Buhari Arrives New York For UN General Assembly | The Precision

Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari has arrived in New York to join other
world leaders for the one week 72nd Session of the UN General Assembly
(UNGA) high-level events starting on Tuesday.


The President was accompanied by Governors Abdul’aziz Yari of Zamfara,
David Umahi of Ebonyi and Oluwarotimi Akeredolu (SAN) of Ondo state.
He was received at the JF Kennedy Airport by the Minister of Foreign
Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama, and the Permanent Representative of
Nigeria to the UN, Prof. Tijjani Bande.

Foreign Affairs Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama receives Buhari
The president was thereafter, welcomed at about 8:30 p.m. at his
lodge by the Ministers of Solid Minerals Kayode Fayemi, Education, Adamu
Adamu, and Industry, Trade and Investment counterpart, Okechukwu
The others were the Minister of State for Environment, Ibrahim
Jibril; his Budget and National Planning counterpart Zainab Ahmed,
presidential aides as well as members of staff of the Nigerian Missions
in the U.S.
Buhari will deliver Nigeria’s National Statement on Tuesday, the first day of the general debate.
He has been listed as the eighth speaker of the 193 Head of States
expected to address the General Debate of the General Assembly.
The theme for this year’s debate is ‘Focusing on People: Striving for Peace and a Decent Life for All on a Sustainable Planet’.

Buhari being welcomed by Yari, Umahi and AkeredoluBuhari leaving the JFK Airport

The president will also join other world leaders at the welcoming
reception to be hosted by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, and
hold a bilateral meeting with the UN chief. 
Aside other high-level engagements, he will have a lunch meeting with
U.S. President Donald Trump, along with other world leaders.
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, a High Level Event organised
by AU under its theme of the Year:‘Roadmap on the Demographic
Dividend:From Commitment to Action’, among others.
It is expected that the president and members of his delegation will
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, with the need for increased international
cooperation in the fight corruption.
Other priorities for the Nigerian delegation at 72nd UN General
Assembly include strengthening human rights institutions, the rule of
law, support for internally displaced persons arising from Boko Haram
activities and recent flooding and mitigating the effects of climate
The Nigerian delegation is expected to 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. 
Source: NAN

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