Buhari pays courtesy visit to Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, countryman elected UN General Assembly President

Although we are headquartered in Washington D.C. USA, our reporters and editors are working around the globe to cover what you care about. Click here to become one of our members and help us keep our quality news free and available for all.

President Muhammadu Buhari Monday in New York paid a courtesy call on President of the 74th United Nations General Assembly, Prof. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, telling him that he bears a heavy weight on his shoulders, and that Nigeria was solidly behind him in the onerous task.

President United Nations 74th General Assembly, Prof. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande welcoming the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr. Geoffrey Onyeama while Governor Gboyega Oyetola of Osun State (m) watched during the bilateral meeting between President Muhammadu Buhari and the President of the 74th United Nations General Assembly as a side event of the 74th UN General Assembly at the UN Headquarters, Manhattan, New York.  23/09/2019

Muhammad-Bande, a Nigerian diplomat, was earlier in the year unanimously elected President of the General Assembly for one year.

“I sincerely congratulate you. Your election was well received by the whole world. It was a unanimous support, and the global community received you well. That support puts heavy weight on you, and I wish you well,” the President said.

President Muhammadu Buhari being received by the President of the 74th United Nations General Assembly, Prof. Tijjani Muhammad Bande during a bilateral meeting as a side event of the 74th UN General Assembly at the UN Headquarters, Manhattan, New York.  23/09/2019

Responding, Prof. Muhammad-Bande said he was delighted to receive the Nigerian President, “along with your team of professionals and politicians.”

He added: “Your nominating me for this position is the greatest honour I can have. The support from Africa and the world has been outstanding so far.”

President Buhari was accompanied by governors, ministers, and senior government officials.

Read full article

from the left, Minister for Women Affairs, Dame Pauline Tallen; Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nassarawa State; Minister for Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management, Hajia Sadiya Umar-Farouk and the Chairman, Nigerian Diaspora Commission, Hon, Abike Dabiri-Erewa during the bilateral meeting between President Muhammadu Buhari and the President of the 74th United Nations General Assembly, Prof. Tijjani Muhammad Bande as a side event of the 74th UN General Assembly at the UN Headquarters, Manhattan, New York.  23/09/2019
Femi Adesina
Femi Adesina
Femi Adesina, a Nigerian journalist, is the special adviser on media and publicity to Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari. This is an official statement from him. The headline might have been adjusted.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Trending Now

MOST POPULAR

239 scientists from over 30 countries urge WHO to tell the world about airborne spread of coronavirus

At least 239 scientists from over 30 countries are urging the World Health Organization to address the airborne transmission of COVID-19, a...

SEE IT: Certified true copy of the conviction of Nigeria’s House of Representatives Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila in the United States for $25,000 theft

The Speaker of the Nigerian House of Representatives Femi Gbajabiamila was convicted in the state of Georgia in the United States...

WHO warns access to HIV medicines severely impacted by COVID-19 as AIDS response stalls

Seventy-three countries have warned that they are at risk of stock-outs of antiretroviral (ARV) medicines as a result of the COVID-19...

Nigeria’s anti-corruption czar Ibrahim Magu who was arrested for financial fraud on Monday expected to be arraigned in court and removed from office after night in police custody

Nigeria's anti-corruption czar Ibrahim Magu who was arrested for alleged financial fraud on Monday is expected to be arraigned in...

Coronavirus update: Zambia, Ivory Coast and Malawi

Coronavirus numbers keep changing in Africa where more than 6200 people have now died and more than 233000 have contracted the...
- Advertisement -

LATEST STORIES

Ivory Coast’s Prime Minister and presidential candidate for ruling party Amadou Gon Coulibaly dies after ministerial meeting

Ivory Coast's Prime Minister and presidential candidate for the ruling party Amadou Gon Coulibaly has died after falling ill at a...

South African President heartbroken as COVID-19 kills Her Majesty Queen Noloyiso Sandile of the AmaRharhabe Kingdom

President Cyril Ramaphosa has expressed his profound sadness at the passing of Her Majesty Queen Noloyiso Sandile, Regent of the Royal...

Harvard University and MIT sue Trump admin over order to deport all foreign students, including tens of thousands of Africans, taking classes online amid COVID-19

Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology on Wednesday asked a federal court to temporarily block an order by the Trump...

Africa records over 500 000 COVID-19 cases

COVID-19 infections in Africa today surpassed 500 000, and there is concern as a growing number of countries are experiencing a sharp...

Residents describe mass executions as graves with over 180 bodies are found in Burkina Faso

Common graves containing at least 180 bodies have been found in a northern town in Burkina Faso in recent months, and available evidence...

[/read_more]

Read full article

error: Alert: Content is protected !!
Share
Tweet
Share
Pin
WhatsApp