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Buhari takes post-COVID investment drives to 76th UN annual general assembly

By Monsurudeen Olowoopejo

President Muhammadu Buhari has concluded plans to leave the country to attend the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA76), with an aim to attract investors for agricultural produce, boost power supply, and other sectors in the country.
While there, the president would address the Assembly during the General Debates and speak on the need for the world leaders to roll up their sleeves and start the rebuilding process of their countries after the Coronavirus pandemic suddenly ravaged the world.
Buhari, through a statement released by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, on Saturday, would be leaving the country on Sunday to meet other leaders and multinational organizations in the United States (US) for investment opportunities for Nigeria.
He would be attending the conference themed: “Building Resilience Through Hope – To Recover from COVID-19, Rebuild Sustainably, Respond to the Needs of the Planet, Respect the Rights of People and Revitalize the United Nations, with some members of his cabinet.
In the course of the Assembly, the Nigerian leader and members of the delegation, who are expected back in the country on Sunday, September 26th,  would participate in other significant meetings such as; The High-Level Meeting to Commemorate The Twentieth Anniversary of the Adoption of the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action on the theme “Reparations, Racial Justice and Equality for People of African Descent.
The delegation would also participate in Food Systems Summit; High-Level Dialogue on Energy; and The High-Level Plenary Meeting to commemorate and promote the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons.
Aside from the UN meeting, the President and members of his entourage would also hold bilateral meetings with a number of other leaders of delegations and heads of International Development organisations.
Buhari would be accompanied to New York by Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama; Attorney General and Minister of Justice Abubakar Malami; and Minister of State for Environment, Sharon Ikeazor.
Also on the President’s delegation are: National Security Adviser, Maj-Gen. Babagana Monguno (retd); Director-General, National Intelligence Agency, Amb. Ahmed Rufai Abubakar; Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa and the Senior Special Assistant to the President on SDGs, Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire.

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