President Buhari departs Abuja for New York ahead of the 74th Session of United Nations general Assembly (photos)

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Image may contain: 3 people, people smiling, people standing, hat and outdoorPresident Buhari this afternoon departed Abuja for New York, USA ahead of the 74th Session of United Nations general Assembly. He is accompanied by the governor of Osun state, Gboyega Oyetola and Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa state.  The President’s participation at this year’s gathering of world leaders is particularly significant as it coincides with Nigeria’s Presidency of UNGA. Recall that on June 4, 2019, Nigeria’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Prof. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, was unanimously elected as the President of UNGA74 – an indication of the country’s high esteem in global reckoning. This marks the second time Nigeria would be occupying that prestigious position following late Maj-Gen. Joseph Nanven Garba’s election during UNGA44 in 1989.The theme for UNGA74 is, “Galvanizing Multilateral Efforts for Poverty Eradication, Quality Education, Climate Action and Inclusion.” The General Debates will kick off on Tuesday, September 24 during which leaders of delegations will…



Source: Linda Ikeji