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President Buhari Set To Address UN General Assembly In September

According to the News Agency of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari (retd) will speak at the 76th Session of the UN General Assembly's high-level General Debate on Tuesday, September 24, at the UN headquarters in New York. Buhari would be the second speaker on the fourth day, according to a provisional roster acquired by NAN from the UN headquarters in New York. During the morning session, the Nigerian leader would deliver his address to other world leaders about 9 a.m. (around 2 p.m. Nigerian time).

As is customary, Brazil's President, Jair Bolsonaro, would be the first international leader to address the 76th session, followed by the United States' President, Joe Biden, as the typical second speaker, as the host country. At the Assembly, leaders from more than 80 countries will speak in person, while other world leaders will provide pre-recorded video remarks.

For a press conference, Stephane Dujarric, a spokesman for UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, warned that severe pandemic regulations would be imposed at the Assembly's 2021 session. Dujarric stated that all participants would be required to wear masks, that headquarters employees would be needed to be vaccinated, and that entry to the 16-acre complex would be highly restricted. The United Nations is striving for a partial return of person-to-person diplomacy, which its officials see as crucial to the organization's ability to function.

The 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly began on Tuesday, September 14, 2021, with the inauguration of a new President, Abdulla Shahid of the Maldives, according to NAN. At the end of the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Volkan Bozkir of Turkey handed the gavel to Shahid.

According to reports, the Nigerian president will be asking for help from the United Nations to help put an end to the rising cases of insecurity in the country.

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