September 15, (NaijaOnPoint Media) – President Muhammadu Buhari will on September 24, 2021, address the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly at the UN headquarters in New York, United States.
President Buhari would deliver his speech around 9am (around 2pm Nigerian time) to other world leaders during the session.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro would be the first world leader to present his address to the 76th session, followed by the U.S. President, Joe Biden, the traditional second speaker, being the host country.
Leaders from more than 80 countries would speak in-person at the Assembly while other world leaders would speak through pre-recorded video messages.
At a press briefing, Stephane Dujarric, spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, said strict pandemic rules would be enforced at the Assembly for the 2021 session.
Dujarric said the enforcement would include mandatory use of mask for all participants, required vaccinations for headquarters staff and severely limited access to its 16-acre complex.
The 76th session of General Assembly opened on Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021 with the inauguration of a new president, Abdulla Shahid of The Maldives. Shahid takes over from his predecessor, Volkan Bozkir of Turkey.