The much awaited ministerial list might be released before the end of the month. This according to a statement by the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to President, Femi Adesina. Speaking with Channels Television on Sunday 27th of September, he added that President Buhari will meet with the Presidents of US, China, Senegal and the British Prime Minister among others on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly.
He said: “Today (Sunday), the President will have high level meeting with global leaders and there will be bilateral meeting with the President of China, United Kingdom, Republic of Korea, Senegal and Prime Minister of Sweden. President Buhari will also attend a meeting on climate change which will be hosted by the UN Secretary General, Ban-ki Moon.
Later in the evening, the ‘Champions of the Earth 2015 Awards’ will also hold which is to honour exemplary actions and leadership in the area of sustainable development in climate change. Something that has been noticed through the speeches of President Buhari is the zeal to build international coalition and partnerships for sustainable development. The President will address the General Assembly on Monday and most likely speak on the challenges of insurgency in the West African region.” President Buhari is one of many world leaders and policy makers gathered at UN headquarters for the 70th anniversary session of the General Assembly being held in New York to discuss a full spectrum of international affairs and outline goals for the next 15 years. According to ThisDay, Former President Olusegun Obasanjo and Buhari met on Friday at the United Nations Plaza in downtown Manhattan, New York City.
Their closed door meeting came just after speculations that the ministerial nominees would be announced soon. It was widely rumoured that the discussion of the two men centred on the appointment of ministers in the Buhari government. Thisday reports that a source said, “The leaders decided to hold the meeting to discuss key national issues, crucial also is the ministerial list.”