President Buhari resumes foreign trip; to visit New York next week

​President Muhammadu Buhari will by next week lead a delegation of the Federal Government to New York where he would address the 71st regular session of the United Nations, UN, General Assembly on September 21, 2016.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Geoffrey Onyeama, who disclosed this in Abuja on Friday, explained that the President would use the opportunity to build on his excellent relationship with other world leaders and demand the recovery of illicit and looted funds.

He revealed that the Nigerian government would make a case for the election of an Afro-centric UN Secretary-General, who would be pro-developing countries.

Onyeama stated that Buhari would also push for the candidature of Nigerians into various international agencies which he said had influence on UN policy and programmes globally.

While arguing that it was absolutely important that Nigeria engaged in multilateral relations, he stated that the country had candidates for positions in International Civil Aviation Authority and the United Nations Human Rights Council.


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