Buhari Sets to Receive UNGA’s President on Monday

President Muhammadu Buhari will be receiving the President of the United Nations General Assembly (PGA), Maria Espinosa, who is paying a one-day official visit to Nigeria on Monday.

This was revealed by Espinosa’s Spokesperson, Monica Gravley, at a media briefing at the UN headquarters in New York on Friday.

According to Gravely,  the PGA’s visit to Nigeria is part of her eight-day official trip to Central and West Africa which begins on Friday.

The spokesperson, who did not disclose the agenda of the PGA’s meeting with the president when asked by journalists promised to keep reporters updated on proceedings at the meeting.

Gravley also revealed that cabinet members would join Buhari in receiving the PGA, who would later meet with students of the University of Abuja.

Espinosa during her visit is expected to speak on the role of multilateralism and how to respond to global challenges in a fast-changing world.


According to the spokesperson. Gravley, Espinosa would also meet UN officials in the country and take part in a discussion with women on their role in promoting multilateralism.

Multilateralism is referred to an alliance of several nations. For instance, the UN is pursuing a common goal which sought to bind powerful nations, discourage unilateralism (one-sided action) and give small powers a voice and influence they could not otherwise exercise.

However, the system was facing several challenges, especially the dominance of world powers such as the United States in terms of military and economic might, which had led other powerful nations, including China and India, to question the relevance of the UN.

Meanwhile, the official visit would also take the PGA to Chad and Ghana where she would meet with the presidents and top officials of both countries.

“While in Africa, she will grant interviews to national and international media outlets and hold press conferences,’’ gravely added.

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