President Muhammadu Buhari to attend 70th Session of United Nations General Assembly.

President Muhammadu Buhari will leave Nigeria for New York tomorrow for a series of meetings and interactions with notable world leaders within and on the sidelines of the main events of the 70th Session of the United Nations General Assembly.

This is according to his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina who revealed the President’s itinerary to include meetings with former President Bill Clinton of the United States, Bill Gates of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation which is assisting Nigeria in several areas including polio eradication, and former Prime Minister Gordon Brown of Britain, the United Nations Special Envoy on Global Education who is one of the main drivers of the Safe Schools Initiative.

President Buhari, who will be accompanied by the Governors of Sokoto, Kaduna and Niger States, the National Security Adviser and the Permanent Secretaries in the Federal Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Defence, Finance, Health, Industry, Trade and Investment, as he will deliver Nigeria’s Statement to the 70th Session of the United Nations General Assembly on Monday, September 28.

He is also scheduled to address the World Leaders Summit on Violent Extremism to which he was personally invited by Ban Ki Moon during the Secretary-General’s recent visit to Nigeria.

The President will conclude his visit to New York on Tuesday, September 29 and will return to Abuja on the same day.



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