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Buhari arrives New York for 77th UN General Assembly

President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived in New York for the 77th Session of the United Nations General Assembly’s high-level discussions.

The theme for the 77th session is: “A watershed moment: Transformative solutions to interlocking challenges.”

The war in Ukraine, the global energy crisis, climate action, and the ending of the COVID-19 pandemic will be major issues of discussion at the UNGA.

President Buhari is slated to deliver Nigeria’s national statement at the start of the High-Level Summit on Transforming Education and Leaders Roundtable on Monday.

Similarly, he will give a statement during the summit’s Thematic Session 4 on the Digital Transformation of Education.

Buhari will also attend the opening ceremony of the UNGA General Debate on Tuesday.

He is set to attend the inaugural ceremony as the Head of the Nigerian Delegation, alongside Foreign Affairs Minister Geoffrey Onyeama, Nigeria’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Prof Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, and other Nigerian delegates.

The president has a busy schedule until Friday, and is anticipated to return to the country over the weekend.

Writing by Abdullahi Lamino; Editing by Julian Osamoto and Saadatu Albashir