Buhari Departs Nigeria For New York — UN Summit

Leslie Hanson
September 19, 2017

Nigeria President, Muhammadu Buhari has left the country for the United Nations General Assembly.

The President was accompanied by Governors Abdul'aziz Yari, David Umahi and Rotimi Akeredolu (SAN) of Zamfara, Ebonyi and Ondo states, respectively.

The Ministers of Solid Minerals, Kayode Fayemi, Education, Adamu Adamu, and Industry, Trade and Investment, Okechukwu Enelamah, all received the President at about 8:30pm at his lodge.

The others were the Minister of State for Environment, Ibrahim Jibril; his Budget and National Planning counterpart, Zainab Ahmed, presidential aides as well as members of staff of the Nigerian Missions in the U.S.

However, the presidential spokesman had said that the President would deliver the country's national statement in NY.

President Jacob Zuma is in NY where he'll address the United Nations General Assembly world affairs debate on Wednesday.

President Lungu will on Tuesday evening be among world leaders at a reception to be hosted United States President Donald Trump.

President Zuma will participate in a number of High level meetings including the open debate on the Reform of UN Peacekeeping Operations, which be convened by the Ethiopian Prime Minister, whose country is now serving as a rotating President of the UN Security Council for the month of September 2017, and the High-Level Event entitled: "African Union's Theme of the Year Roadmap on the Demographic Dividend: from Commitment to Action".

It is expected that the President and members of his delegation will project Nigeria as a strong moral force and responsible member of the global community.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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