President Muhammadu Buhari is currently in New York, United States, where he is participating in the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). The United Nations General Assembly has heads of state and government in attendance.
The assembly has been a forum for lofty declarations and rigorous debate over some of the world’s challenges such as poverty, development, security and others. NAIJ.com brings you some differences between Buhari’s participation at the assembly and that of his predecessor, Goodluck Jonathan.
Buhari led a shocking 86-man delegation to the UNGA. The delegation includes a 16-man presidential advance team, 14-presidential aides, 32-ministers and aides, and 24 officials of foreign affairs and other federal ministries and parastatals. In 2013, during Jonathan’s administration, Nigeria had over 500 delegates at the 68th UNGA, the largest at the meeting. However, the number was reduced the following year following harsh criticisms. CONTINUE