In preparation for the high-level events of the 77th session of the UN General Assembly, President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived in New York.
Around 6:20 p.m. local time, Mr. Buhari arrived at New York’s JF Kennedy International Airport where he was welcomed by Geoffrey Onyeama, the foreign affairs minister, Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, the permanent representative of Nigeria to the UN, and Uzoma Emenike, the ambassador of Nigeria to the United States.
A watershed moment: Transformative solutions to interconnected concerns is the focus of the 77th session, which began on Tuesday. The conflict in Ukraine, the global energy crisis, climate action, and putting a stop to the COVID-19 epidemic will all be major issues at the UNGA in 2022.
On Monday, the president is anticipated to issue a statement on behalf of Nigeria at the start of the “High-Level Summit on Transforming Education and Leaders Roundtable.” He will also participate in the summit’s thematic session on “Digital Transformation of Education.”
On Tuesday, Mr. Buhari will be present for the UNGA General Debate’s opening ceremony, at which UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and General Assembly President Csaba Krös will declare the debate to be open.
In addition to Messrs. Onyeama, Muhammad-Bande, and other senior Nigerian delegates, he is anticipated to attend the opening ceremony as the head of the country’s delegation.
Also that day, Mr. Buhari would deliver a speech at the “Transforming Education in Africa: Past, Present and Future” conference. The president of Nigeria will address the General Assembly for the first time on Wednesday, the second day of the General Debate. Around 9:00 am (around 2:00 pm Nigerian time), he would give Nigeria’s statement to the other world leaders during the morning session.
He will be present at the “Africa’s New Public Health Order: Rejuvenating the Global Health Security Agenda” meeting and the “Committee of African Heads of State and Government on Climate Change” gathering. At the American Museum of Natural History, President Joe Biden will host a reception that Mr. Buhari will attend.
The president will take part in high-level meetings on the Sahel and a bilateral meeting on the “Nigeria International Economic Partnership Forum” on Thursday. Mr. Buhari will take part in the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government’s “Extraordinary Session.”
The president of Nigeria will participate in the “High-Level Breakfast Meeting on Reinvigorating Multilateralism and Achieving Comprehensive Reform of the UN Security Council Commemoration” on Friday. This event will commemorate L.69’s 15-year anniversary.
On that same day, he would also take part in the official unveiling of Nigeria’s “Integrated National Financing Framework.”