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Nigerian President Tinubu to Address UN General Assembly on September 19



Mr. Bola Tinubu, the President, is scheduled to deliver a speech during the 78th Session of the high-level General Debate at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). This event will take place at the UN headquarters in New York on Tuesday, September 19th.

This will mark Mr. Tinubu’s first appearance at the UNGA, where he will have the opportunity to address world leaders during the evening of that day.

Among the speakers on the first day of the gathering, Mr. Tinubu will be the fifth African leader to take the stage. His speech is scheduled as the 14th address out of a total of 20 leaders who are set to speak on the opening day.

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, the 10th speaker, will be the first African leader to speak in the morning session of the assembly. Five African leaders will address the gathering in the afternoon session.

Mr Tinubu will deliver his statement around 6:00 p.m. (11:00 p.m. Nigerian time) to the world leaders during the afternoon session.

Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune will be the first African leader to speak at the afternoon session, followed by the Moroccan leader, Aziz Akhannouch and Mozambique President Filipe Nyusi.

Senegal’s President Macky Sall will be the fifth African speaker to address the gathering and the last leader on the first day.

Brazil’s President Luiz da Silva will be the first world leader to present his address to the 78th session as is tradition, followed by the U.S. President Joe Biden, the traditional second speaker, being the host country.

The 78th session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 78) will open on September 5, with the inauguration of President Dennis Francis of Trinidad and Tobago, who will take on the mantle for the next 12 months.

The high-level general debate will hold from September 19 to 29.