Buhari’s 22-Man Entourage To New York

Buhari’s 22-Man Entourage To New York

President Muhammadu Buhari will leave Nigeria for the 70th United Nations General Assembly in New York on September 24, Thursday.

The president will be accompanied only by 21 delegates, according to a Sahara Reporters source.

Buhari's team is far more than small if to compare with the delegations for previous years for the yearly event.

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According to the list Nigerian leader will be accompanied by the governors of Kaduna, Niger and Cross River states. Also on his entourage are former governors Rotimi Amaechi and Kayode Fayemi, senator from Katsina, Hadi Sirika and a former member of the House of Representatives, Abike Dabiri, are also in the delegation.

Others on the board to New York comprise General Monguno (Rtd), the National Security Adviser; Femi Adesina, the presidential special adviser; Sarkin Abba Kalu, special adviser household matters; Lawal Kazuare (State Chief of Protocol), Nura Rimi, presidential liaison officer; Lt. Col M. L Abubakar (Aide de Camp); Bashir Abubakar, Chief Security Officer; Sabi’u Yusuf (personal assistant); ACP Abdukarim Dauda, Dr. Suhayb Sanusi Rafindadi, Chief Personal Physician; and Ya’u Abdulahi, Chief Detail.

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The immediate past president Goodluck Jonathan in 2013 was accompanied by over 600 people to New York.

However, the presidency scrambled a denial, saying those who traveled officially with the president were less than 30.

For his first visit to the General Assembly as elected president, Buhari reportedly received meeting requests from about 21 world leaders, but he will only be able to meet some of them.

Buhari is expected to return to Nigeria on October 1.


Source: Legit.ng

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