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Buhari, others attend opening of 77th UN General Assembly

President Buhari with Chief of Staff Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, Minister of Foreign Affairs Geoffrey Onyeama, Permanent Representatives of Nigeria to UN Prof. Tijani Muhammad-Bande, Minister of Finance Hajia Zainab Ahmed and Minister of Humanitarian Affairs Sadia Umar Farouq during the Opening of the 77th United Nations General Assembly in New York on 20th Sep 2022
President Buhari with Former Emir of Kano Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, Chief of Staff Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, Minister of Foreign Affairs Geoffrey Onyeama, Permanent Representatives of Nigeria to UN Prof. Tijani Muhammad-Bande and Minister of Finance Hajia Zainab Ahmed during the Opening of the 77th United Nations General Assembly in New York on 20th Sep 2022

By Cecilia Ologunagba

New York, Sept. 20, 2022

President Muhammadu Buhari and some Nigerian political leaders were among world leaders that attended the opening of the General Debate of the 77th UN General Assembly on Tuesday.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Buhari was accompanied by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Geoffrey Onyeama and Permanent Representative of Nigeria to the UN, Prof. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande.

Others were the Chief of Staff the President, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari; Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Hajia Zainab Shamsuna-Ahmed and Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajia Sadiya Umar Farouq.

No fewer than 150 world leaders are attending the largest diplomatic gathering after two years of virtual and hybrid summits.

Tomorrow, Wednesday, Buhari will be the first speaker to address the General Assembly, which is the second day of the General Debate.

He will deliver Nigeria’s statement around 9 a.m. (around 2 p.m. Nigerian time) to other world leaders during the morning session.

Buhari will also attend the meeting of the Committee of African Heads of State and Governments on Climate Change and that of Africa’s New Public Health Order on: Rejuvenating global health security agenda.

The Nigerian president will also attend a reception by President Joe Biden of the United States at the American Museum of Natural History.

On Thursday, the president is expected to attend a bilateral meeting on Nigeria’s International Economic Partnership Forum and High-Level meetings on the Sahel.

He will attend the Extraordinary Session of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Governments.

On Friday, he will attend a high level breakfast meeting on Reinvigorating Multilateralism and Achieving Comprehensive Reforms of the UN Security Council.

Also on Friday, Buhari will attend the official launch of Nigeria’s Integrated National Financing Framework.

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