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Compare Muhammadu Buhari with Uhuru Kenyatta

buhariBoth President Kenyatta and President Buhari has left their respective countries for

the UN Assembly in New York. Now compare and contrast: 

President Kenyatta leaves for UN Assembly in New York – Citizen Digital- 24 September 2015

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday evening travelled to New York, U.S., to attend the 70th Session of United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).kenyata

On Friday, President Kenyatta will attend a summit where the UN is expected to adopt the new post-2015 development agenda, enshrined in what are known as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

“President Kenyatta will make sure Kenya’s voice is heard as the world adopts the new development agenda, competing a process which Kenya has actively participated in,” said State House Spokesperson Manoah Esipisu.

While in New York, President Kenyatta will also co-chair or participate in high level meetings tackling gender inequality and empowering women; peace, security and counter-terrorism; enhancing investments in Kenya and the African continent; climate change; and trade.

With President Xi Jinping of China, President Kenyatta will co-chair a panel on women empowerment where Kenya is recognized as one of the leading successes in Africa.

“The President has repeatedly made it clear that gender equality is a national priority. His Government’s policy reflects that commitment ranging from setting aside funds for business run by female entrepreneurs to directing extra funding to health services that are likely to be used by women.”

Later, President Kenyatta is expected to speak at a summit on UN peace operations that will be attended by several leaders led by U.S. President Barack Obama. Kenya has long been a significant contributor to the UN’s peacekeeping operations.

The President is expected to hold other important bilateral meetings. In preparation for the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) which Kenya will be hosting in 2016, the President will meet Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan. At the meeting, President Kenyatta is expected to affirm joint plans for TICAD as well as follow up on other bilateral matters arising since his visit to Japan early this year.

President Kenyatta is also scheduled to meet United Nations Secretary General Ban to discuss matters of interest to the UN and Kenya, including the question of refugees.

Initially, President Kenyatta was scheduled to arrive in the U.S. Wednesday, where he was to hold bilateral talks with several Heads of State and government – including Pope Francis – on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly.

Esipisu said Kenya is honoured and proud of the important role it played in the post-2015 Development Agenda process.

He pointed out that Kenya’s Permanent Representative at the UN, Amb. Macharia Kamau, co-chaired the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals and co-facilitated the inter-governmental negotiations on the Post-2015 Development Agenda.

First Lady Margaret Kenyatta is already in New York, at the invitation of the UN Secretary General, to address maternal health, HIV and AIDs, and widening access to healthcare for the marginalized – a campaign the First Lady has successfully spearheaded through her ‘Beyond Zero’ initiative in Kenya.

President Buhari Leaves For New York – Channels Television. – September 24, 2015

President Muhammadu Buhari has left Nigeria for the United States to attend the 70th United Nations General Assembly in New York.

The President left with a 22-man delegation for the ten-hour-journey.

buhari leaves for new yorkPresident Buhari is leaving just after celebrating the Eid in his home town in Daura.

The President is accompanied by the governors of Kaduna, Niger, and Cross River states.

Also joining the President are former governors, Kayode Fayemi and Rotimi Amaechi, and former member of the House of Reps, Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa.

Others are the National Security Adviser, Major-General Mungunu, Presidential Adviser on media, Femi Adeshina, among others.

On the agenda of President Buhari’s talks, deliberations and interactions with the United Nations Secretary-General, Mr. Ban Ki Moon, President Barack Obama of the United States, President Francois Hollande of France, Prime Minister David Cameron of Britain, Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany, President Vladmir Putin of Russia, President Xi Jinping of China, Prime Minister Narenda Modi of India and others will be domestic developmental issues, bilateral relations, the war against terrorism, countering violent extremism, the enhancement of global security, peace-keeping operations, climate change and the adoption of a post 2015 global development agenda.

President Buhari is also scheduled to address the World Leaders Summit on Violent Extremism to which he was personally invited by Mr. Ban Ki Moon during the Secretary-General’s recent visit to Nigeria. 

Now compare and contrast: 

“I have left for New York to attend the 70th Session of United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). Tomorrow, I will attend a summit where the UN is expected to adopt the new post-2015 development agenda, enshrined in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). I will make sure Kenya’s voice is heard as the world adopts the new development agenda, completing a process which Kenya has actively participated in. President Xi Jinping of China and I will co-chair a panel on women empowerment where Kenya is recognized as one of the leading successes in Africa. I will also speak at a summit on UN peace operations that will be attended by several leaders led by US President Barack Obama. Kenya has long been a significant contributor to the UN’s peacekeeping operations. In preparation for the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) which Kenya will be hosting in 2016, I will meet Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan. I will affirm joint plans for TICAD as well as follow up on other bilateral matters arising since my visit to Japan early this year. I will participate in high level meetings tackling gender inequality and empowering women; peace, security and counter-terrorism; enhancing investments in Kenya and the African continent; climate change; and trade. I will hold a meeting with the United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon to discuss matters of interest to the UN and Kenya, including the question of refugees”- Statement by the Kenyan President

Comments

Our president never tell Nigerians him own agenda, he only expect his “subjects” to read his body language.

One is modern young man while the other is an archaic old man. Who does not know that Buhari is an archaic president foisted on Nigeria by a cabal that still lives in the 19th century!

Ogbuefi Ndigbo

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