By Cecilia Ologunagba
New York, Sept. 21, 2021
President Muhammadu Buhari participated at the Opening Session of the 76th UN General Assembly in New York on Tuesday, September 21, 2021, the major attraction of the day being the address, by the President of the United States of America (US), President Joe Biden to the august body.
President Buhari, who arrived New York on Sunday, to participate in the ongoing 76th Session of the UN General Assembly, is to present Nigeria’s statement to the General Assembly on Friday, Sept. 24.
The Nigerian leader would be the second speaker on the fourth day and would deliver his address around 9a.m. (around 2p.m. Nigerian time) to other world leaders at the morning session
President Buhari was accompanied to the opening of the General Debate of the 76th session of the General Assembly by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, Permanent Representative of Nigeria to the UN, Prof. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande and Head of Chancery of the Permanent Mission, Muyiwa Onifade.
No fewer than 100 heads of state attended the General Debate in person in New York, while others spoke through pre-recorded videos, the UN correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria reports.