President Muhammadu Buhari will lead talks on resolving the Niger Delta crisis as part of his scheduled engagements at the 71st United Nations General Assembly.
Femi Adesina, Buhari’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, said the president “will hold bilateral meetings with some world leaders” on ameliorating “the plight of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the country and “returning peace and security in the North-Eastern part of Nigeria, restoring calm to the Niger Delta and attracting more investments to develop critical infrastructure and revamp the Nigerian economy”.
Adesina listed Buhari’s schedules to include attending ‘the Clinton Global Initiative and the United Nations Private Sector Forum on Business and Global Goals.
“President (Buhari) will deliver Nigeria’s statement on “The Sustainable Development Goals: a Universal Push to Transform our World.” at UN assembly, Adesina stated.
“He will also attend a high-level summit, hosted by the UN, on “Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants’’.
“While in New York for the annual gathering of world leaders, President Buhari will attend series of meetings as well as side events, which are of significant interest to Nigeria.
“He will deliver a keynote address on “Taking Climate Action Towards Sustainable Development in Nigeria and the Lake Chad Basin.”
Leaders of member countries of the Lake Chad Basin will attend this important side event organised by the Nigerian government to highlight the urgent need to mobilise international response to the distressing situation in the Lake Chad Basin, where over nine million people need humanitarian assistance.
The President will equally participate in an event hosted by the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon on ‘Ending Need in the Lake Chad’.