The 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly will begin on Monday (19th of September, 2016.)
President Muhammadu Buhari has announced he will be participating at the five0-day event.
The statement was made public by the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the President, Mr. Femi Adesina.
Adesina said president Buhari would deliver Nigeria’s statement at the opening of the General Debate of the Assembly on “The Sustainable Development Goals: A Universal Push to Transform Our World.”
The president would also attend another summit on “Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants.”
According to Adesina, “The summit is the first of its to be kind organized by the General Assembly at the Heads of State and Government level.
“The meeting is expected to come up with a blueprint for a better international response to enhance protection of migrants and refugees.
“On the margins of the 71st UNGA, President Buhari will sign the Paris Agreement on Climate Change.
“He will also participate in activities venerating the 30th anniversary of the Declaration of the Right to Development.
President Buhari will equally participate in an event hosted by the UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon, on “Ending Need in the Lake Chad.”
He will present a keynote address on “Taking Climate Action toward Sustainable Development in Nigeria and the Lake Chad Basin.”
Recall that the President had once warned that “Unless developed countries make concerted efforts to complete feasibility around Lake Chad, the Lake will dry up.
“The people will go somewhere and they will create problems for those countries,” PMB said.
Over nine million people are in need of humanitarian assistance in the Lake Chad Basin.
President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to attend series of meetings as well as other side events, which were of significant interest to Nigeria.