The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd. ), will leave Abuja on Tuesday for Nairobi, Kenya, to attend the United Nations Environmental Programme’s 50th Anniversary, which will take place on March 3rd and 4th, 2022.
He will then travel to London for routine medical examinations that will last no longer than two weeks.
Buhari’s trip follows his Kenyan counterpart, Uhuru Kenyatta, inviting him to a Special Session on ‘Strengthening UNEP for the Implementation of the Environmental Dimension of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.’
Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, revealed these in a statement titled ‘President Buhari attends special session on UNEP@50 in Kenya,’ which he signed on Tuesday.
The President is expected to deliver the country’s National Statement and participate in High-Level Dialogue Sessions on the Environment while he is there.
According to the organisers of the event, “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.
“UNEP@50 is a time to reflect on the past and envision the future. It provides an opportunity to reinvigorate international cooperation and spur collective action to address the triple planetary crisis of climate change, nature and biodiversity loss, and pollution and waste. No country or continent can solve these global crises alone. But each nation has a crucial role to play in protecting our people and planet.”
He will be accompanied by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, Minister of State for the Environment, Sharon Ikeazor, National Security Adviser, Major General Babagana Monguno (retd), Director General, National Intelligence Agency, Ahmed Abubakar, and the Chief Executive Officer of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa.