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President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived in New York where he will join other world leaders for the 72nd session of the UN general assembly (UNGA), which begins Tuesday.

Buhari was accompanied by Governors Abdul’aziz Yari, David Umahi and Rotimi Akeredolu (SAN) of Zamfara, Ebonyi and Ondo states respectively.

He was received at the JF Kennedy Airport by Geoffrey Onyeama, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Tijjani Bande, the Permanent Representative of Nigeria to the UN.

The President was then welcomed at about 8:30pm at his lodge, by the Ministers of Solid Minerals, Kayode Fayemi, Education, Adamu Adamu, and Industry, Trade and Investment, Okechukwu Enelamah.

Buhari is scheduled to deliver Nigeria’s national statement on Tuesday, the first day of the general debate.

He 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 for this year’s debate is ‘Focusing on People: Striving for Peace and a Decent Life for All on a Sustainable Planet’.



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