Buhari departs Abuja for a two-week medical vacation.
The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retired), will leave Abuja on Tuesday for Nairobi, where he is slated to participate in the Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the United Nations Environment Programme, which will take place on the 3rd and 4th of March in Nairobi, Kenya.
Following that, he will go to London for standard medical examinations, which will take little more than two weeks in all.
A special session of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) with the topic “Strengthening UNEP for the Implementation of the Environmental Dimension of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” has been invited to Buhari by his Kenyan counterpart, Uhuru Kenyatta.
These were revealed by Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, in a statement he signed on Tuesday headed ‘President Buhari attends special session on UNEP@50 in Kenya.’
The President is anticipated to give the country’s National Statement and participate in High-Level Dialogue Sessions on the Environment while in attendance.
According to the event’s organizers, “for 50 years, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has coordinated a global effort with Member States to solve the world’s most serious environmental concerns.” Member States are essential collaborators in the formulation of UNEP policy, the implementation of UNEP programs, and the promotion of solutions to our common environmental concerns.
“UNEP@50 is an opportunity to look back on the past and look forward to the future. It presents a chance to re-energize international collaboration and mobilize collective action in order to confront the triple planetary catastrophe of climate change, nature and biodiversity loss, and pollution and waste, as well as other pressing issues. No one nation or region can tackle the world’s challenges on its own. Every country, however, has a critical responsibility to play in preserving our people and the environment.”
In addition to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, the Minister of State for the Environment, Sharon Ikeazor, the National Security Adviser, Major General Babagana Monguno (retd), the Director General of the National Intelligence Agency, Ahmed Abubakar, and the Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, he will be accompanied by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Ony