President Muhammadu Buhari will be speaking at the seventy-third United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York. The event is scheduled to hold at the United Nations headquarters from the eighteenth of September, 2018.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyema disclosed this to journalists on Tuesday in Abuja. Mr Onyeama said that the President will use the opportunity to canvass for a permanent seat at the United Nations and for a Nigerian to emerge as the President of the General Assembly next year.
The Foreign Affairs Minister explained that President Buhari is expected to brief the session on a wide range of issues affecting the country such as eradication of extreme poverty, maintenance of international peace and security, human rights, highlights on humanitarian activities, tackling climate change and promoting environmental sustainability.
Apart from addressing the General Assembly, the President will also hold a high-level meeting with African Heads of States which will focus on the fight against corruption.