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There’s Heavy Weight On You, Buhari Tells UNGA President—Bande, As He Pays Courtesy Visit


President Muhammadu Buhari Monday in New York paid a courtesy call on President of the 74th United Nations General Assembly, Prof. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, telling him that he bears a heavy weight on his shoulders, and that Nigeria was solidly behind him in the onerous task.

Muhammad-Bande, a Nigerian diplomat, was earlier in the year unanimously elected President of the General Assembly for one year.

“I sincerely congratulate you. Your election was well received by the whole world.

“It was a unanimous support, and the global community received you well. That support puts heavy weight on you, and I wish you well,” the President said.

Responding, Prof. Muhammad-Bande said he was delighted to receive the Nigerian President, “along with your team of professionals and politicians.”

He added: “Your nominating me for this position is the greatest honour I can have. The support from Africa and the world has been outstanding so far.”

President Buhari was accompanied by governors, ministers, and senior government officials.

Watch video of the meeting below:

PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI MEETS UNGA PRESIDENT President Muhammadu Buhari pays Courtesy visit to UN General Assembly President Nigeria's Professor Tijani Muhammad-Bande in New York on 23rd Sep 2019,🎤Adamu Sambo🎥Emmanuel Anrihi

Posted by Buhari Sallau on Monday, September 23, 2019

Femi Adesina
Special Adviser to the President
(Media and Publicity)

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