President Bola Ahmed Tinubu will on Tuesday, September 19, address the 78th Session of the high-level General Debate of the United Nations General Assembly, at the UN headquarters in New York.
According to a report by the UN correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria, President Tinubu, in his first outing to the Assembly, will be addressing world leaders in the evening of the day.
According to the speakers’ list from the office of the General Assembly President, Nigeria’s first citizen would be the fifth African leader to speak on day one of the gathering, and the 14th speaker out of 20 leaders slated to speak on the first day.
President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa, who is the 10th speaker, will be the first African leader to speak in the morning session of the Assembly.
However, five other African leaders are expected to address the gathering, at the afternoon session.
According to timing, President Tinubu would be delivering his statement around 6 pm (11 pm Nigerian time), to the world leaders during the afternoon session, while the President of Algeria, Abdelmadjid Tebboune will be the first African leader to speak in the afternoon session, followed by the Moroccan leader, Aziz Akhannouch and Mozambique President, Filipe Nyusi.
President Macky Sall of Senegal will be the fourth African speaker to address the gathering and the last leader on the first day, while the President of Brazil, Luiz da Sliva will be the first world leader to present his address to the 78th session, by the tradition, followed by the U.S. President, Joe Biden, the traditional second speaker, being the host country.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria, the 78th session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 78) will open on Tuesday, September 5. with the inauguration of a new President, Dennis Francis of Trinidad and Tobago, who will take on the mantle for the next 12 months
Meanwhile, the high-level General Debate will be held from Sept. 19 to Sept. 29, 2023.
However, the theme of the General Assembly including the general debate will be ‘Rebuilding Trust and Reigniting Global Solidarity Accelerating Action on the 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals Towards Peace, Prosperity, Progress and Sustainability for All.”