President Muhammadu Buhari has begun a two-week extended foreign trip.
He started then trip with a four-day stop in Nairobi, the Kenyan capital, to participate in the 50th anniversary of the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP@50) scheduled for tomorrow and Friday (March 3 and 4).
A statement yesterday in Abuja by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, reads: “Sequel to an invitation extended to him by his Kenyan counterpart, Uhuru Kenyatta, President Buhari will depart Abuja on March 1 to participate in the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP@50), scheduled for March 3 and 4, 2022, in Nairobi, Kenya.
“From Kenya, President Buhari will proceed to London for routine medical checks that will last a maximum of two weeks.”
The theme of the special session is: Strengthening UNEP for the Implementation of the Environmental Dimension of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
The organisers of the event said: “For 50 years, UNEP has coordinated a worldwide effort with member-states to address the world’s biggest environmental challenges. Member-states are vital partners in formulating UNEP’s policy, implementing UNEP’s programme and championing solutions to our shared environmental challenges.”
President Buhari will be accompanied by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama; Minister of State for the Environment, Sharon Ikeazor; National Security Adviser (NSA), Maj.-Gen Babagana Monguno (retd.); Director General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ambassador Ahmed Rufai Abubakar, and the Chief Executive Officer of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM), Mrs. Abike Dabiri-Erewa.