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Buhari to address UN General Assembly Sept 21

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The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), will address the 77th Session of the high-level General Debate of the United Nations General Assembly at the UN headquarters in New York on Wednesday, September 21, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.

A revised provisional list of speakers released from the Office of the General Assembly President on Tuesday showed that Buhari would be the first speaker on the second day of the gathering.

The UN correspondent of NAN reports that Buhari will be the fourth African leader to address the General Assembly and the first speaker on the second day of the session.

The Nigerian leader would deliver his address around 9am (2pm Nigerian time) to other world leaders during the morning session, while leaders from four African countries would also speak at the session.

The President of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, would be the first world leader to present his address to the 77th session as it is tradition, followed by the US President, Joe Biden, the traditional second speaker, being the host country.

NAN reports that the 77th session of the UN General Assembly is slated to take place between September 12 and 27 while the General Debate will take place from September 20 to 26.

The 77th session of the General Assembly will open on Monday, September 12, 2022, with the inauguration of a new President, Csaba Kőrösi of Hungary, who will take on the mantle for the next 12 months.

The President of the 76th session, Abdulla Shahid, of the Maldives, will bow out that day.

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Meanwhile, the Transforming Education Summit is billed as a major event at the session.

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