Buhari Leaves for New York for UN General Assembly

President Muhammadu Buhari has departed Nigeria for New York to attend the United Nations General Assembly.

The President left the country with his wife, Aisha, according to an announcement by the special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina.

According to Adesina, the high point of President Buhari’s participation at the 73rd Session of United Nations General Assembly (UNGA73) will be his address to the General Assembly on Tuesday.

The President is expected to reaffirm Nigeria’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.

He is also expected to canvass international support for the fight against corruption; the return of illicit assets; counter-terrorism and insurgency; curbing irregular migration; re-settling Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs); among other things.

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