Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday began an extended two weeks foreign trip.
He started then trip with a four-day stop in Nairobi, the Kenyan capital, to participate in the 50th anniversary of the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP@50) scheduled for tomorrow and Friday (March 3 and 4).
A statement yesterday in Abuja by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, reads: “Sequel to an invitation extended to him by his Kenyan counterpart, Uhuru Kenyatta, President Buhari will depart Abuja on March 1 to participate in the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP@50), scheduled for March 3 and 4, 2022, in Nairobi, Kenya.
“From Kenya, President Buhari will proceed to London for routine medical checks that will last a maximum of two weeks.”
The theme of the special session is: Strengthening UNEP for the Implementation of the Environmental Dimension of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
The organisers of the event said: “For 50 years, UNEP has coordinated a worldwide effort with member-states to address the world’s biggest environmental challenges. Member-states are vital partners in formulating UNEP’s policy, implementing UNEP’s programme and championing solutions to our shared environmental challenges.”
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President Buhari will be accompanied by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama; Minister of State for the Environment, Sharon Ikeazor; National Security Adviser (NSA), Maj.-Gen Babagana Monguno (retd.); Director General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ambassador Ahmed Rufai Abubakar, and the Chief Executive Officer of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM), Mrs. Abike Dabiri-Erewa.