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Buhari Returns To London After UN General Assembly – Presidency

Muhammadu Buhari speaks during the U.S.-Africa Business Forum in New York, U.S.
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President Muhammadu Buhari will return to London after attending the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA 72) in the United States next week, the Presidency has said.

According to a statement by Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, President Buhari will stop at London the United Kingdom after the UNGA 72.

Adesina did not disclose the purpose of the visit nor how long the president will be staying in the United Kingdom.

But there are indications the visit may not be unconnected with Mr Buhari’s health status.

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Buhari spent more than 100 days in London during his last medical vacation.

“President Buhari will transit through London on his way back to the country,” Adesina said.

The 72nd UN General Assembly is scheduled to begin on Tuesday 19th September, 2017, in New York.

The theme for this year’s Debate is: “Focusing on People: Striving for Peace and a Decent Life for All on a Sustainable Planet.”

The president who will be accompanied by the governors of Zamfara, Abdulazeez Yari, Ebonyi, Dave Umahi, and Ondo Rotimi Akeredolu, and key cabinet ministers, will depart the country on Sunday to join other world leaders at the UN General Assembly.

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The Presidential Spokesman said the high point of the Buhari’s visit will be his participation in the General Debate during which he will deliver the country’s National Statement.

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