Buhari, Aisha arrive New York for UNGA

By Admin on 24/09/2018

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

Views: 175


President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived in New York to attend the 73rd Session of United Nations General Assembly (UNGA73) which officially opened on Sept. 18.

The president who was accompanied by his wife, Aisha, departed the presidential wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja on Sunday morning and had arrived New York on Monday (Nigerian time) morning.

The theme for this year’s Session is: “Making the United Nations relevant to all People: Global Leadership and Shared Responsibilities for Peaceful, Equitable and Sustainable Societies.”

The President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, said the highpoint of Buhari’s participation would be his address on Tuesday to the General Assembly on the opening day of the General Debate.

According to him, the President’s presentation of Nigeria’s National Statement is expected to reaffirm the nation’s commitment to international peace and security and sustainable socio-economic development.

He said the presentation would also cover the areas of disarmament and denuclearisation, youth and women empowerment, climate change, rule of law and human rights, among others.

The presidential aide said Buhari would particularly canvass international support for the fight against corruption, the return of illicit assets, counter-terrorism, insurgency and curbing irregular migration.

He said the president would seek the support of the international community in efforts to re-settle Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and recharging the receding Lake Chad.

Adesina said the president would also advocate for the reform of the United Nations, especially the expansion of the permanent membership of the Security Council to make the vital organ of the global organisation reflect regional and equitable geographical representation.

He disclosed that the president and his wife, Aisha, would also attend a reception hosted by the UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres and his spouse for Heads of State and Government and their spouses.

“The Nigerian leader and his delegation will participate in a High-Level meeting on the Fight against Tuberculosis, organised by the World Health Organisation as Nigeria currently ranks seventh amongst the high TB-burden countries globally, and second in Africa.

“The Nigerian delegation is expected to attend the Mandela Peace Summit, which is a High-Level Meeting on Global Peace in honour of the centenary birth of the late South African President and Nobel Peace Prize winner, Nelson Mandela,’’ he revealed.

According to Adesina, other side events lined up for the Nigerian delegation include a High-Level Meeting on financing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and World Economic Forum’s Sustainable Development Impact Summit.

Others are the Second Annual Bloomberg Global Business Forum, High-Level Meeting on Action for Peace-Keeping, Commemoration and Promotion of the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons.

He said: “During the course of his stay in New York, in addition to the audience with the UN Secretary-General, the Nigerian President is also expected to have bilateral meetings with African and world leaders, including Bill Gates, to promote national and African interests.’’

Adesina disclosed that the president would also grant audience to a select group of Nigerian professionals based in the United States.

 

 

 

 

Posted on September, 24 2018

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon


You may also like...
Army Chief Charges New Nigeria Army Pilots On...

Senate Backs Fed.Govt On IPOB Activities Ban

US approves sell of fighter planes to Nigeria...

'My Book is not a Pro-Jonathan Book', Author...

Secondus will win today because South-west was the...

2019: Tinubu kicks against automatic ticket for Buhari...

Crisis rocks Plateau Assembly Over extension of LG...

Friday Nwosu vs Ikpeazu’s Case : Theo Nkire...

Northern Emir says Army has failed to protect...

N11b oil Scam: DSS fails to Produce Ubah...

PDP IN ABIA STATE CAUTIONS AGAINST UNBRIDLED AMBITION:...

Nigerian troops rescue more160 from Sambisa forest
News Abia Election Special (3) Abia Supplementary Polls Update (18) Abia Supplementary Result update (22) Appointments (8) Breaking News (195) Business (40) Campus News (3) Crime (114) Economy (107) Education (116) Entertainment (144) Fashion and Style (3) General (791) Health (107) Inside Africa (40) International News (303) Interviews (28) National (1919) Politics (922) Press Releases (108) Religion (9) Security (125) Sports (431) Technology (23) World News (87)

 

 

Advertisement

 

Latest News We have Zero tolerance for corruption – Abia govt APGA explains Ararume’s emergence EFCC quizzed me for suspected N6m fraud, not N200m —Abia’s finance commissioner IPOB: I won’t return to court for trial –Nnamdi Kanu Abia, Akwa Ibom state Govt move to halt hostility in border communities PDP moves to pacify defeated presidential aspirants PDP moves to pacify defeated presidential aspirants Kano Assembly to probe alleged Ganduje's bribery video Court orders Adeleke's arraignment on Oct 21 over Exam malpractice Atiku/Obi ticket, promising —Ihedioha

 

Most Read Islamic agenda for Nigeria – Pastor Bosun (23,582 views) The show of shame that sealed Justice Uzokwe’s fate (17,436 views) 47 YEARS AFTER, HIS EXCELLENCY, COMMODORE EBITU UKIWE (Rtd) MAKES THE “OFO NDI IGBO” RECIPIENTS LIST (15,483 views) Breaking News : Dr Okezie Ikpeazu resigns from Abia State Environmental Sanitation Agency (ASEPA). (7,448 views) Lawyers accuse Lagos Police of working for PDP (7,178 views) Radio Biafra delivers AM Transmitter (6,963 views) ‘Why fuel scarcity persists’ (5,855 views) Nurse Justina Obi Ejelonu, one of the nurses that contracted Ebola virus is dead!!! (5,576 views) Abiriba Kingdom Celebrates as Eze Kalu Kalu Ogbu (IV) marks 14th year on the throne (5,378 views) Breaking News : 2015 - Abaribe withdraws from Abia guber race, backs Ikpeazu (5,354 views)