The President alongside his wife Aisha Buhari arrives in New York for the 73rd session of United Nations General Assembly (UNGA73). The President left on Sunday and arrived in New York on Monday 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, disclosed some of the issues that would be discussed, 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. Also, the president would seek the support of the international community in efforts to resettle Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and recharging the receding Lake Chad and other related issues which would be put forward on Tuesday.
while the President’s wife would attend a meeting 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.