President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday
departed Nnamdi Azikiwe International
Airport, Abuja, for New York, to participate in
the 72nd Session of the United Nations General
Assembly.

Mr Femi Adesina, the President’s Special
Adviser on Media and Publicity confirmed the
departure on his Facebook page, on Sunday, in
Abuja.

Adesina posted: “President Buhari departs
Abuja to New York for 72nd Session of the
United Nations General Assembly on Sept. 17,
2017.’’
President Buhari would during the visit,
participate in the General Debate where he was
expected to deliver the country’s National
Statement.

The theme for this year’s Debate is: “Focusing
on People: Striving for Peace and a Decent Life
for All on a Sustainable Planet.”
Adesina, in an earlier statement issued in Abuja
on Friday, said President Buhari would also
join other world leaders at the welcoming
reception to be hosted by the UN Secretary
General, Antonio Guterres.

The Nigerian leader would also hold a bilateral
meeting with the UN scribe as well as a lunch
meeting with President Donald Trump of the
United States of America, along with other
world leaders.

The president, accompanied by the governors
of Zamfara, Ebonyi and Ondo states as well as
key cabinet ministers, would transit through
London on his way back to the country.


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