Bola Tinubu, Nigeria’s president has arrived in New York for his first outing at the United Nations (UN) General Assembly.
The president was received by the Minister of Foreign of Affairs, Amb. Yusuf Tuggar, the Permanent Representative of Nigeria to the UN, Amb.Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, and Maj.-Gen. Dangana Allu, Nigeria’s Defence Attache, Washington D.C. at the JF Kennedy International Airport in New York at about 6:45 pm local time.
Tinubu, in his inaugural statement to the Assembly, will be addressing world leaders in the evening of Tuesday at about 6pm local time.
The Nigerian leader will be the fifth African leader to speak on day one of the gathering and 14th speaker out of 20 leaders slated to speak on Tuesday.
Tinubu’s address will cover issues such as sustainable development, climate change, global cooperation, and addressing inequalities and global humanitarian crises.
Tinubu is scheduled to hold severall meetings with world leaders including the presidents of the European Union Commission, Brazil, and South Africa, among others.
The theme of the UNGA is: “Rebuilding Trust and Reigniting Global Solidarity: Accelerating Action on the 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals towards peace, prosperity, progress, and sustainability for all.