President Muhammadu Buhari will leave Nigeria for New York tomorrow to attend the 70th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).
A statement by his special adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, said that the president is billed for a series of meetings and interactions with notable world leaders within and on the sidelines of the main events of this year’s UNGA.
Adesina said Buhari will hold talks, deliberations and interactions with the United Nations Secretary-General, Mr. Ban Ki Moon; President Barack Obama of the United States; President Francois Hollande of France; Prime Minister David Cameron of Britain; Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany; President Vladmir Putin of Russia; President Xi Jinping of China; Prime Minister Narenda Modi of India among others.
He added that on the agenda of Buhari’s talks with the aforementioned world leaders are domestic developmental issues, bilateral relations, the war against terrorism, countering violent extremism, the enhancement of global security, peace-keeping operations, climate change and the adoption of a post 2015 global development agenda.
The presidential spokesman noted that Buhari will deliver Nigeria’s statement to the 70th Session of the United Nations General Assembly on Monday, September 28.
The statement made available to newsmen reads in part: “Buhari is also scheduled to address the World Leaders Summit on Violent Extremism to which he was personally invited by Mr. Ban Ki Moon during the Secretary-General’s recent visit to Nigeria.’’
Burkina Faso: PMB Leads ECOWAS Delegation To Negotiate With Military Junta
President Muhammadu Buhari Will today lead a delegation of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to Burkina Faso to negotiate with the military junta on how to restore normalcy in the land.
On Buhari’s delegation to that country are his counterparts in Togo, Ghana, Benin and Senegal. The decision was taken at the extraordinary meeting of the ECOWAS Heads of States and Government convened by Buhari.
The President of ECOWAS Commission, Mr. Ouedraogo Desire, stated that the body also called for lifting of sanctions imposed on the country.
In his summary of the communiqué which he read in french at the end of the meeting that lasted for about eight hours at presidential wing of Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja to journalists yesterday, Desire noted that ECOWAS called for cease fire among the forces.