Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari will be speaking at the 74th United Nations General Assembly, UNGA and top on his agenda will be speaking about the issues of security, insurgency, and corruption, says Femi Adesina, the president’s media adviser.
Mr. Adesina hinted on this as he spoke at Channels TV’s Politics Today on Wednesday evening.
He noted that the Nigerian President will also be establishing the position of the country on issues of global relevance.
“President Buhari will be taking Nigerian issue to the global stage. Security, national development and fighting corruption curtailing insurgency and banditry are these peculiar issues but they are also common to the world”, Adesina stated.
“Last weekend, we were in Burkina Faso for an extraordinary ECOWAS Summit. The things discussed there were West African, common to the sub-region.
“Therefore, issues that are Nigerian will be taken to UNGA and the important thing is that most of these issues are also international. You’ll find out that these things affecting Nigeria, also affect other parts of the world. For instance, Nigeria is championing the recharge of Lake Chad. and this is gaining traction even in the West because it’s a humanitarian issue, which makes it global.
“So, the President will talk about some issues that are basically Nigerian and for some other international issues, he will be conveying Nigeria’s positions on them to the world”, the media aide established.
President Buhari would be the fifth to the deliver speech before the world’s heads of state and government at 74th UNGA, which has been opened in New York, United States since September 17 and will be ending September 30.