Buhari arrives New York for UN General Assembly

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Moboluwade Tobiloba



President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived New York for the meeting of the United Nations General Assembly.

Buhari was reported to have arrived at the JF Kennedy International Airport in New York at about 4pm local time.

The President was received by the Minster of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, the permanent representative of Nigeria to the UN, Prof Tijani Muhammad-Bande and the governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi.

There were other Nigerian officials on ground to welcome the president such as Niyi Adebayo, Minister of State; Power, Goddy Jeddy-Agba; his Environment counterpart, Sharon Ikeazor; Director-General of 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 at about 9 a.m. local time on Friday, Sept. 24, 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”.


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