Information reaching Becksblog.com.ng, that the Nigerian president, Muhammadu Buhari, is to jet off on an extended foreign trip that will last beyond two weeks with a four-day stop in Nairobi, the capital of Kenya to participate in the 50th Anniversary of the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP@50), scheduled for 3rd – 4th March, 2022.
A statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, who made this known to the public on Tuesday morning, explained that Buhari will proceed to London for routine medical checks that will last for a maximum of two weeks.
The statement reads; “Sequel to an invitation extended to him by his Kenyan counterpart, Uhuru Kenyatta, President Muhammadu Buhari will depart Abuja Tuesday, 1st March to participate in the Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP@50), scheduled for 3rd – 4th March, 2022 in Nairobi, Kenya.
“From Kenya, President Buhari will proceed to London for routine medical checks that will last for a maximum of two weeks.”
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, “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 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”, it said.
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.