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Buhari Arrives New York For UN Summit

President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived New York for the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) which will be opened on September 18.

According to a statement by the President’ Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, the President will address the General Assembly on Tuesday on the opening day of the debate.

The President departed the presidential wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport on Sunday morning accompanied by his wife, Aisha and other top government functionaries.

Adesina said the President’s presentation is expected to reaffirm the nation’s commitment to international peace and security and sustainable socio-economic development.

He said the presentation would also cover the areas of disarmament and denuclearisation, youth and women empowerment, climate change, rule of law and human rights, among others.

Adesina stated that Buhari would particularly canvass international support for the fight against corruption, the return of illicit assets, counter-terrorism, insurgency and curbing of irregular migration.

He said the president would also seek the support of the international community in efforts to re-settle Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and recharging the receding Lake Chad.

Adesina, added that the president would also advocate for the reform of the United Nations, especially the expansion of the permanent membership of the Security Council to make the vital organ of the global organisation reflect regional and equitable geographical representation.

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