Buhari To Address UN On Lake Chad Basin

President Buhari on his arrival was received by the Chief of the Nigerian mission to the US
President Buhari on his arrival at the JFK international airport was received by the Chief of the Nigerian mission to the US

President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to address the United Nations General Assembly on the condition of the millions of people residing in the Lake Chad Basin on Monday.

The president is one of the five speakers scheduled to address the assembly during its plenry session.

Among other things, president Buhari is also expected to sign the Climate Change agreement reached in 2015 at Paris, France.

Top Nigerian government officials who accompanied the president on the trip include Minister of Solid Minerals, Kayode Fayemi, Minister of the Interior, Abdulrahman Danbazzau and Minister of Environment, Amina Mohammed.



    Others are the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Diaspora Matters, Abike Dabiri Erewa and the National Security Adviser, Babagana Munguno.

    President Buhari arrived in New York on Saturday evening and was received by the Nigerian Charge De Affairs in the city, Anthony Bosa.

    Over 190 world leaders would be attending the UN general assembly for a high level opening meeting where many challenges facing different nations of the world would be discussed, including the issue of refugees and migrants.

    Also on Monday, the President is expected to attend the AU Peace and Security Council meeting at the AU Observer Mission Office, before meeting with the British Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Matthew Rycroft.


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