President Muhammadu Buhari Returns to Nigeria from New York
President Muhammadu Buhari has returned to Abuja from New York where he engage in the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly.
He also attended other official engagements on the sideline of the UNGA73 between Sept. 24 and Sept. 29.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the presidential aircraft transporting the president, his wife, Aisha, and some members of his retinue took off from JFK International Airport on Saturday and landed at the presidential wingrt Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport Abuja on Sunday morning.
The Chief of Staff to the President, Malam Abba Kyari and the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, were among government officials who welcomed the president at the airport.
The highpoint of Buhari’s participation was his address on Tuesday to the General Assembly on the opening day of the General Debate.
The president, in his presentation of Nigeria’s National Statement, sought global cooperation on security, anti-corruption, irregular migration, climate change, and UN reforms, among others.
Buhari and his wife also attended a welcome reception hosted by the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and his spouse for Heads of State and Government and their spouses.
The president and his delegation attended the high-level ‘Mandela Peace Meeting on Global Peace’ in honour of the centenary birth of late South African President Nelson Mandela.
The Nigerian delegation also participated in a high-level meeting on the ‘Fight against Tuberculosis’ organised by the World Health Organisation (WHO).