Buhari leaves New York for U.K

President Muhammadu Buhari

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has left New York for London, United Kingdom, after participating in the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly.

He departed his hotel Millennium Tower New York accommodation at about 8.05am for JFK International Airport for his journey the London.

It was not clear what his mission to London is or how long the president would stay there but he had recently returned to the country from the United Kingdom after spending over three months there on medical vacation.

The president presented Nigeria’s statement at the UNGA and thereafter had meetings with President Donald Trump of the United States, King of Jordan, Abdullah II, President of Ghana, Kuffour Addo and the Secretary General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres.eader. The delegation, led by the Security Council, should include members from all the regions.

“The crisis in the Korean peninsula underscores the urgency for all member states, guided by the spirit of enthroning a safer and more peaceful world, to ratify without delay the Treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons, which will be open for signature here tomorrow.”

The president also drew the world body’s attention to the suffering of the Muslim minorities, the Rohingyas in Myanmar, accusing the government of that country of carrying out ethnic cleansing against them.

Speaking about new conflicts and the need for the world body not to loose sight of old ones including the Palestinian question, the president regretted the humanitarian situation in Myanmar which he said was reminiscent of the situation in 1995 Bosnia and 1994 Rwanda.

He had affirmed his faith in democracy, recalling ECOWAS’ effort in upholding the principles in The Gambia and Cote D’Ivoire.