President Muhammadu Buhari would proceed to London for a two weeks routine medical checkup after participating in the commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the United Nations Environmental Programme,( UNEP) scheduled for 3rd- 4th March in Nairobi, Kenya.
The President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, on Tuesday disclosed these in a statement.
TheFact Nigeria noted that the president’s trip followed an invitation extended to him by his Kenyan counterpart, Uhuru Kenyatta, to attend a Special Session themed ‘Strengthening UNEP for the Implementation of the Environmental Dimension of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.’
While there, the President will deliver the National Statement of the country and participate in High-Level Dialogue Sessions on the Environment.
According to the statement,“For 50 years, UNEP has coordinated a worldwide effort with Member States to address the world’s biggest environmental challenges,” organisers of the event were quoted as saying.
“Member States are vital partners in formulating UNEP’s policy, implementing UNEP’s programme, and championing solutions to our shared environmental challenges.
“UNEP@50 is a time to reflect on the past and envision the future.
“It provides an opportunity to reinvigorate international cooperation and spur collective action to address the triple planetary crisis of climate change, nature and biodiversity loss, and pollution and waste.
“No country or continent can solve these global crises alone.But each nation has a crucial role to play in protecting our people and planet.”
At the event, President Buhari is expected to deliver the National Statement of the country and participate in High-Level Dialogue Sessions on the Environment.
He will be accompanied by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, Minister of State for the Environment, Sharon Ikeazor, National Security Adviser, Maj.Gen Babagana Monguno (rtd), Director General, National Intelligence Agency, Amb. Ahmed Rufai Abubakar, and the Chief Executive Officer of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa.
From Kenya, the President is expected to proceed to London for routine medical checks that will last for a maximum of two weeks.