Kebbi State Governor His Excellency Abubakar Atiku Bagudu will departs Abuja for New York, United States of America
Kebbi State Governor His Excellency Abubakar Atiku Bagudu will departs Abuja for New York, United States of America Sunday 22-10-2019
Governor Bagudu's trip to New York is to accompanied President Muhammad Buhari to participate in the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA74) which opened on Tuesday, September 17.
A statement signed on Thursday by Femi Adesina said that, the President’s participation at this year’s gathering of world leaders is particularly significant as it coincides with Nigeria’s Presidency of UNGA.
Recall that on June 4, 2019, Nigeria’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Prof. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, was unanimously elected as the President of UNGA74 – an indication of the country’s high esteem in the global reckoning.
The statement added that, “The General Debates will kick off on Tuesday, September 24 during which leaders of delegations will present their National Statements as well as speak to the theme of the session.
President Buhari is scheduled as Number Five Speaker on the first day of the debates – another plus for the country as most world leaders will be listening in the General Assembly Hall while the global audience watches on live television.
Before returning to Abuja at the conclusion of his engagements, President Buhari will meet with a selected groups of top America-based Nigerian businessmen and potential investors.
The President will be accompanied to New York by Governors Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, Abdullahi Sule and Adegboyega Oyetola of Kebbi, Nasarawa 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 .