According to the News Agency of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari will speak at the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly's high-level General Debate on Tuesday, September 24, 2021, at the UN headquarters in New York, United States of America.
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 around 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.
At 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.
However, there are some important things President Buhari might tell the world at the UN General Assembly. They include:
1. The War Against Terrorism in Nigeria
Terrorism is a trans-national crime, and world leaders are interested in the fight against the Boko Haram insurgent group in Nigeria.
Over the years, Buhari has always briefed the world on his efforts to eradicate terrorism in Nigeria and always sought support from world leaders.
It is most likely that the president will do the same next week, especially now that the military is recording success against Boko Haram in the North East.
2. The Fight Against Corruption
Corruption is also a trans-national crime and President Buhari is committed to ending corruption in Nigeria. Whenever he has the opportunity, Buhari always seeks world leaders' support to end corruption in Nigeria.
3. The Issue of Economic Recession and Food Insecurity
The world is currently facing economic meltdown and food scarcity. Nigeria is not left out of the crisis. It is most likely that Buhari will brief the world on his efforts to ensure food security in Nigeria.
The most popular topic in the world at this time is the COVID-19 pandemic, which started in 2019. World leaders are collaborating to eradicate the virus.
5. Self-determination Issues in Nigeria
The agitation for self-determination is an internal issue and doesn't concern the United Nations. However, some self-determination groups in Nigeria protested at the UN headquarters a few days ago. The development might force the president to speak about the issue at the UN.
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