On behalf of the Government and people of Nigeria, I congratulate you, Madam President, on your well-deserved election as President of the 73rd General Assembly.
As you embark on your assignment, I would like to assure you of Nigeria’s support in no less measure than that which we extended to your illustrious predecessor, His Excellency Mr. Miroslav Lajčák.
2. We appreciate the effective leadership he gave the 72 Assembly with such dedication, commitment, and fairness to all member states. I also salute our distinguished Secretary-General, H.E. Mr. Antonio Guterres, who steered the affairs of the Secretariat with focused commitment to the collective United Nations pursuit of global peace and security, equity and justice, inclusiveness, women’s empowerment and human rights.
At the end of his speech, Buhari said
“As the 2019 presidential election approches near in Nigeria, I plead too all country, to please deport Nigerians back to Nigeria for them to take part in the 2019 election which will determine who rules them./”.