UN Assembly: Buhari, Aisha, others depart Nigeria for US

President Muhmmadu Buhari, Sunday morning departed Abuja for the United States.

The President was accompanied by his wife, Aisha for New York ahead of the 73rd Session of the UN General Assembly.

The theme for this year’s UN session is: “Making the United Nations relevant to all People: Global Leadership and Shared Responsibilities for Peaceful, Equitable and Sustainable Societies.”

Presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, in a statement on Saturday, said the President’s presentation of Nigeria’s National Statement is expected to reaffirm the nation’s commitment to international peace and security; sustainable socio-economic development; disarmament and denuclearisation; youth and women empowerment; climate change; rule of law and human rights; among others.

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Buhari is also expected to have bilateral meetings with African and world leaders including Bill Gates.

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State; Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama; Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami; Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole; Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Okechukwu Enelamah; Minister of Budget and National Planning, Udoma Udo Udoma; and the Minister of State for Environment, Ibrahim Jibrin also accompanied the President.

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Others on the presidential entourage include: the National Security Adviser, Maj. Gen. Babagana Monguno (retd); Director-General, National Intelligence Agency, Ahmed Abubakar; Comptroller-General, Nigeria Immigration Service, Mohammad Babandede; and the Acting Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu.

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