(Photos) Buhari Departs For UN Meeting
President Muhammadu Buhari has departed for the United State of America for United Nations 70th Session Meeting.
President Muhammadu Buhari Departing from Yarâ€™Adua Airport in Katsina during the President Departure to the United State of America for United Nations 70th Session Meeting. PHOTO AKIN OLADOKUN. source- The Nation
Buhari will make history as the first Nigerian leader (since 1999), to address the United Nations General Assembly in New York on the first day of the event.
Buhari will address the Assembly on the same day as President Barrack Obama and presidents of other powerful countries of the United Nations.
Obama is scheduled to address the General Assembly on Monday at 9 AM (US time), while the Nigerian president, who will arrive New York with his delegation on Thursday, September 24, will speak at 3PM (US time).
The president left the shores of the country today, Thursday, September 24, from the Yarâ€™Adua Airport in Katsina state with just 22 man delegation, will meet world leaders to discuss Boko Haram and rescue the nationâ€™s economy.
Recall that Buhari recently made a three-day trip to Paris, France,where he spoke on the most challenging country problems and was quite specific about his plans.
Apart from addressing the United Nations General Assembly, the Nigerian president will also be speaking about the contributions of Nigeria to the United Nations Sustainable Development Agenda.
Buhari is also billed to attend the 11th Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting together with President of Dangote group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, and President of the African Development Bank, Mr Akinwumi Adesina, Mr Tony Blair, and some others from September 26 to 29.
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