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NIGERIA WELCOMES MINISTER’S APPOINTMENT AS U.N. DEPUTY SECRETARY-GENERAL

Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari, has endorsed the appointment of Amina Mohammed, a member of his cabinet, as the new Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations.

Incoming UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, on Thursday, announced the appointment of Mohammed as his deputy secretary-general, and two other women for senior management positions.

The announcement was made by UN Spokesperson, Stephane Dujarric, at a daily briefing, on behalf of Guterres, who will succeed Ban Ki-moon on Jan 1.

In a statement on Friday, Buhari said, he looked forward to sustained collaboration between the UN and Nigeria, adding, he had no doubt Mohammed would make Nigeria proud at the global level.

Mohammed is currently Nigeria’s Minister of Environment.

Prior to this role, she served as Special Adviser to the outgoing UN chief, on Post-2015 Development Planning.-

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK