At the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly, President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived in New York for the high-level discussions.
At around 6:20 p.m. local time, President Buhari reportedly landed at the JF Kennedy International Airport in New York, according to the UN Correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
The Nigerian Permanent Representative to the UN, Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, the Nigerian Ambassador to the United States, Dr. Mrs. Uzoma Emenike, and other officials welcomed the president. The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, also attended.
The 77th session, which began on September 13th, has the following as its theme: “A watershed moment: Transformative solutions to interlocking challenges.”
The conflict in Ukraine, the global energy crisis, climate change, and containing the COVID-19 pandemic will all be major subjects of discussion at the UNGA in 2022.
On Monday, Buhari is scheduled to deliver Nigeria’s National Statement at the High-Level Summit on Transforming Education’s Leaders Roundtable.
In a similar vein, he will speak at the summit’s fourth thematic session on the digital transformation of education.
On Tuesday, Buhari will be present for the UNGA General Debate’s opening ceremony, at which UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres and General Assembly President Csaba Krös will declare the debate to be open.
He is anticipated to attend the opening ceremony as the head of the Nigerian delegation, together with Geoffrey Onyeama, the foreign affairs minister of Nigeria, Prof. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, and other important Nigerian delegates.
Additionally, he will deliver a speech that same day at Transforming Education in Africa: Past, Present, and Future.
Buhari will speak to the General Assembly for the first time on Wednesday, the second day of the General Debate.
Around 9:00 am (around 2:00 pm Nigerian time), he would make Nigeria’s statement to the other world leaders during the morning session.
Additionally, he will be present at Africa’s New Public Health Order: Rejuvenating the Global Health Security Agenda and the Committee of African Heads of State and Government on Climate Change meeting.
Similarly, Buhari will go to the American Museum of Natural History for Joe Biden’s reception.
The President is scheduled to attend high-level meetings on the Sahel and a bilateral meeting with the Nigeria International Economic Partnership Forum on Thursday.
Buhari will also be present at the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government’s Extraordinary Session.
Friday’s High Level Breakfast Meeting on Reinvigorating Multilateralism and Achieving Comprehensive Reform of the UN Security Council Commemorating 15 Years of L.69 will be attended by the President of Nigeria.
On the same day, he will also take part in the official launch of Nigeria’s Integrated National Financing Framework.