President Muhammadu Buhari will return to London next week after the UN General Assembly in New York, United States, the Presidency has said. Buhari, who has spent a total of 154 days on medical tours to the English capital, will “transit through London on his way back to the country”. This was said in a press statement by Femi Adesina, his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity.
Buhari will be accompanied by the governors of Zamfara, Ebonyi and Ondo states, and key cabinet ministers to the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly. He will canvass for the support of the UN member states in combating illicit financial flows in order to foster sustainable development. He will also hold a lunch meeting with Donald Trump, President of the United States and other world leaders.
“President Buhari will join other world leaders at the welcoming reception to be hosted by the UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, and also hold a bilateral meeting with the UN scribe.
“Equally, the Nigerian leader will hold a lunch meeting with President Donald Trump of the United States of America, along with other world leaders.
“Nigeria’s commitment to global peace, security and development will also be reaffirmed and where necessary, the need for increased international cooperation in the fight against corruption.
“Other priorities for the Nigerian delegation at UNGA 72 include strengthening human rights institutions; the rule of law; support for Internally Displaced Persons as a result of terrorist acts and recent flooding, and mitigating the effects of climate change.
“The Nigerian delegation will also canvass the support of UN member states for the Buhari administration’s efforts towards combating illicit financial flows in order to foster sustainable development,” the statement read in part.