President Buhari, Govs Atiku, Oyetola, others depart Nigeria for US
President Muhammadu Buhari will depart Abuja Sunday for New York, United States to participate in the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA74) which opened on Tuesday, September 17.
A statement to to the press on Thursday signed by Femi Adesina said that the President’s participation at this year’s gathering of world leaders is particularly significant
The Federal Ministry of Water Resources is also organizing a side-event on Sanitation and Hygiene Campaign for a Clean Nigeria: Sharing Lessons and Key Insights. This is crucial for Nigeria as donor nations and organizations are willing to support the country’s target to end open defecation by 2025.The Nigerian leader is also billed to hold bilateral meetings with leaders of other delegations; chief executive officers of big companies keen to invest in the country; Aliko Dangote and Bill Gates on sustaining the polio-free campaign as well as issues on human capital projects and development. Before returning to Abuja at the conclusion of his engagements, President Buhari will meet with a select group of top America-based Nigerian businessmen and potential investors. The President will be accompanied to New York by Governors Abdullahi Sule, Abubakar Atiku Bagudu and Adegboyega Oyetola of Nasarawa, Kebbi and Osun States respectively; Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama; Minister of Environment, Dr Muhammad Mahmoud; Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed; and Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire. Also on the President’s delegation are: Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management & Social Development, Sa’adiya Farouk, Minister of Water Resources, Engr. Suleiman Adamu, Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, National Security Adviser, Maj-Gen. Babagana Monguno (retd), Director-General, National Intelligence Agency, Amb. Ahmed Rufai Abubakar, National Coordinator/CEO, NEPAD, Princess Gloria Akobundu, and Senior Special Assistant to the President on SDGs, Mrs Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire.