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Tinubu to Address World Leaders at UN General Assembly

Tinubu to Address World Leaders at UN General Assembly 

By Adeke Chukwuka

Nigeria’s President Bola Tinubu is scheduled to speak at the 78th Session of the UN General Assembly in New York, the assembly’s headquarters, on September 19th.

The UN correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), stated that Tinubu will address world leaders during his first appearance at the Assembly in the evening.

The Nigerian President is scheduled to be the fifth African leader to speak on the first day of the gathering, as per the list provided by the Office of the General Assembly President.

On the first day of the gathering, Tinubu will be the 14th speaker out of 20 leaders. South African President Cyril Ramaphosa will be the first African speaker in the morning session, while five African leaders will address the gathering in the afternoon. 

The Nigerian president is set to speak around 6 p.m. (11 p.m. Nigerian time). Algeria’s President Abdelmadjid Tebboune will lead the afternoon session, followed by Aziz Akhannouch the Moroccan leader, and Mozambique’s President, Filipe Nyusi. Senegal’s President, Macky Sall will also give his address at the gathering.

Brazil’s President Luiz da Silva will according to tradition start as the first world leader to present his address, followed by the U.S. President Joe Biden as the second speaker, in line with being the host country’s President.

The 78th UN General Assembly session (UNGA 78) will begin on Sept. 5th, with Dennis Francis of Trinidad and Tobago becoming the new President for the next 12 months. Of which the high-level debate will be conducted from Sept. 19 to Sept. 29.

The General Assembly’s theme is rebuilding trust and reigniting global solidarity by accelerating action on the 2030 Agenda and its sustainable development goals, aiming for peace, prosperity, progress, and sustainability for all.

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