UN: Buhari Arrives In New York For 77th General Assembly
Buhari arrives in New York for the high-level sessions of the 77th General Assembly of the United Nations.
According to the UN Correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), President Buhari reportedly landed at the JF Kennedy International Airport in New York at at 6.20 p.m. local time.
Among those who welcomed the president were Geoffrey Onyeama, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, Nigeria’s Permanent Representative to the UN, and Dr. Mrs. Uzoma Emenike, Nigeria’s Ambassador to the United States.
The theme for the 77th Session which started on Tuesday, September 13 is: “A watershed moment: Transformative solutions to interlocking challenges.”
The conflict in Ukraine, the global energy crisis, climate change, and eliminating the COVID-19 pandemic will all be major subjects of discussion at the UNGA in 2022.
On Monday, Buhari is scheduled to deliver Nigeria’s National Statement at the High-Level Summit on Transforming Education’s Leaders Roundtable.
He will also speak during Thematic Session 4 of the summit, which will focus on Digital Transformation of Education.
On Tuesday, Buhari will be present for the UNGA General Debate’s opening ceremony, where UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and General Assembly President Csaba Krös will declare the debate to be open.
He is to attend the opening ceremony as the head of the Nigerian delegation alongside Geoffrey Onyeama, the foreign affairs minister of Nigeria, Prof. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, and other important Nigerian delegates.
Also, he will deliver a speech that same day at Transforming Education in Africa: Past, Present, and Future.
On Wednesday, the second day of the General Debate, Buhari will be the first speaker to address the General Assembly.
Around 9 am (around 2 pm Nigerian time), he would give Nigeria’s statement to the other world leaders during the morning session.
Also, he will be present at the Committee of African Heads of State and Government on Climate Change meeting and Africa’s New Public Health Order: Rejuvenating the Global Health Security Agenda.
In a similar vein, Buhari will go to the American Museum of Natural History to a reception hosted by U.S President Joe Biden.
The President is scheduled to attend High-Level meetings on the Sahel and a bilateral meeting with the Nigeria International Economic Partnership Forum on Thursday.
Also, Buhari will attend the Extraordinary Session of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government.
On Friday, the Nigerian President will attend the High-Level Breakfast Meeting on Reinvigorating Multilateralism and Achieving Comprehensive Reform of the UN Security Council Commemoration of 15 years of L.69.
Similarly, he will attend the official Launch of Nigeria’s Integrated National Financing Framework that same day.