The President, Muhammadu Buhari, is set to travel to Kenya to attend the United Nations Environmental Programme, UNEP, scheduled for Wednesday 3rd and Thursday 4th of March, 2022.

President Muhammadu Buhari

Buhari departs Abuja today Tuesday, March 1st, 2022, to honour President Uhuru Kenyatta’s invitation to participate in the commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the UNEP.

The theme of the special session is Strengthening UNEP for the Implementation of the Environmental Dimension of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable development. 

According to the organisers of the event, UNEP@50 is a time to reflect on the past and envision the future. 

For 50 years, UNEP has coordinated a worldwide effort with member-states to address the world’s biggest environmental challenges. 

Member states are vital partners in formulating UNEP’s policy, implementing UNEP’s programme and championing solutions to shared environmental challenges.  

They also note that no country or continent can solve these global crises alone, stressing that each nation has a crucial role to play in protecting people and the planet.  

Femi Adesina the Special Adviser to President Buharion Media and Publicity, in a statement says the President is expected to deliver the National Statement of the country and participate in high-level dialogue sessions on the environment at the event.  

He will be accompanied by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, Minister of State for the Environment, Sharon Ikeazor, National Security Adviser, rtd Major General Babagana Monguno, Director General, National Intelligence Agency, Ambassador Ahmed Rufai Abubakar, and the Chief Executive Officer of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa. 

In the statement Femi Adesina also disclosed thatPresident Buhari will thereafter proceed to London for routine medical checks that will last for a maximum of two weeks.

Story: Asmau Sani