News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)

Amina Mohammed joins UN in March

Amina Mohammed: new UN deputy secretary-general

Amina Mohammed will resume her new role as deputy secretary-general of the United Nations in March 2017.

Garba Shehu, President Muhammadu Buhari’s senior special assistant on media said
she will continue, in the interim, to lay strong foundations with various important ongoing initiatives critical to the government’s success in the Environment sector.

These include, but not limited to implementation of our Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) under the Paris Climate Agreement, the successful launch of the Sovereign Green Bonds in 2017, the ongoing Ogoni cleanup and development of the Great Green Wall.

President Buhari has welcomed her appointment in a phone conversation today with Antonio Guterres, the UN Secretary-general.

The President used the opportunity to reiterate his support and congratulations to Mr. Antonio Guterres on his upcoming tenure in the service.

He endorsed the excellent selection of Amina J. Mohammed as the next Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations.

“By her appointment, Nigeria has been honored,” said the President.

President Buhari thanked Mrs. Mohammed for her untiring contribution to transform Nigeria and said he looks forward to sustained collaboration between the UN and Nigeria.

He said he had no doubt that she will continue to make Nigeria proud at the global level.