Richard Ginika Izuora
President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived New York for the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly.
On arrival, Buhari was received by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama; Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State; the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment; as well as the Permanent Representative of Nigeria to the UN, Prof. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande.
Other Nigerian officials on ground to welcome him, were Minister of State, Power, Niyi Adebayo; Goddy Jeddy-Agba, his Environment counterpart; Sharon Ikeazor, Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency, Ahmed Abubakar and Nigeria’s Ambassador to the United States, Uzoma Emenike, among others.
Buhari would be the second head of state to address the high-level session of the General Assembly on the fourth day of the General Debates. His address is scheduled for about 9am local time on Friday, September 24, 2021; when he would speak on the theme of the conference and other global issues.
The theme for the 76th session is, “Building Resilience Through Hope – To Recover from COVID-19, Rebuild Sustainably, Respond to the Needs of the Planet, Respect the Rights of People and Revitalise the United Nations”.
He is also expected to hold bilateral meetings with a number of leaders of other countries’ delegations; as well as heads of International Development organizations. Further, the President and members of his delegation would participate in other high-level meetings; such as the Commemoration of the 20th Anniversary of the Adoption of the Durban Declaration; Programme of Action on Reparations, Racial Justice and Equality for People of African Descent.
The delegation is also expected to partake in Food Systems Summit; High Level Dialogue on Energy; High-Level Plenary Meeting to commemorate and promote the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons, among others.