President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari will be addressing the 73rd Session of the high-level General discussion of the United Nations General Assembly at the UN headquarters in new york on Tuesday, Sept. 25.
Buhari would deliver Nigeria’s National Statement on the first day of the general debate of the General Assembly high-level events.
He has been placed as the number twenty on the list of the speakers out of the 193 world leaders that will address the Assembly.
He would deliver the address to the Assembly throughout the afternoon session on the first day between 8.00 p.m. and 9.00 p.m. (between 1.00 a.m. and 2.00 a.m. Nigerian time).
The President of Brazil would be the first world leader to present his address to the 73rd session followed by the U.S. President, Donald Trump, the standard second speaker, being the host country.
Recall that in the 2017 Session of the general debate of the Assembly, Buhari was the eighth speaker out of the 193 world leaders who addressed the Assembly.
His address made it one of any Nigerian leader’s earliest address at the annual general debate of the intergovernmental organization.
The 2018 General Assembly would be Buhari’s fourth outing at the annual general debate of the Assembly since becoming president in 2015.
The Nigerian leader’s address throughout his 1st outing in 2015, in part, outlined his 3 cardinal agenda – security, economy, and anti-corruption.
His 2 later addresses in his outings in 2016 and 2017 additionally highlighted a number of his achievements to this point in these areas.
The 73rd session of the Assembly would open on Sept. 18, 2018, till Oct. 5, because the general discussion would start on Sept. 25 to Oct. 1.
The session would be presided over by Ms. María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés of Ecuador.
The theme of the general debate would be, “Making the UN Relevant to any or all People: world Leadership and Shared Responsibilities for Peaceful, just and property Societies”.
In accordance with rule one of the foundations of procedure, the General Assembly shall meet every year in regular session commencing on the weekday of the third week in September, counting from the first week that has at least one working day.