The Permanent Representative of Nigeria to the UN, Prof. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, says President Muhammadu Buhari would join other global leaders to push for global COVID-19 vaccine access at the ongoing UN General Assembly high-level meetings.
The Nigerian envoy said the issue of equal access to vaccines was paramount at the 76th session of the General Assembly, based on its theme.
The theme for the 2021 General Assembly is, “Building Resilience through Hope – To Recover from COVID-19, Rebuild Sustainably, Respond to the Needs of the Planet, Respect the Rights of People and Revitalise the United Nations”.
“There is nothing that is more challenging and more pressing now than the global health; it is extremely urgent. So, President Muhammadu Buhari will join others and push for global vaccine equity,’’ the envoy said.
President Buhari arrived in New York on Sunday for the high-level meetings of the 76th Session of the UN General Assembly.
He is expected to address the high-level session of the General Assembly on the fourth day of the General Debates on Friday, September 24, when he would speak on the theme of the conference and other global issues.