President Mohammed Buhari arrives in United States to join other world leaders for the 72nd session of the UN general assembly (UNGA). The president was accompanied by Govs. Abdul’aziz Yari of Zamfara, David Umahi of Ebonyi and Rotimi Akeredolu (SAN) of Ondo state. The one week event is stated to kick off on Tuesday as the president has been listed as the eighth speaker of the 193 Head of States expected to address the General Debate of the General Assembly.
The theme of this years General Assembly is ‘Focusing on People: Striving for Peace and a Decent Life for All on a Sustainable Planet’.
Other priorities for the Nigerian delegation at 72nd UN General Assembly include strengthening human rights institutions, the rule of law, support for internally displaced persons arising from Boko Haram activities and recent flooding and mitigating the effects of climate change.
The Nigerian delegation is expected to also canvass the support of UN member states for the Buhari administration’s efforts towards combating illicit financial flows in order to foster sustainable development.