Nigeria’s Environment Minister to be confirmed UN Deputy Secretary General

Nigeria’s Environment Minister to be confirmed UN Deputy Secretary General
December 12 09:25 2016

Minister of Environment, Amina Mohammed, is set to be appointed as the Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations.

An official statement is expected to confirm her new UN position.

She is expected to be the deputy to Antonio Guterres, who will assume office as Secretary General of the world body on January 1, 2017.

She had formerly served as an adviser to the outgoing UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon.

Mohammed was appointed minister of Environment by President Muhammadu Buhari in Nov. 2015.

She was also recently appointed by President Buhari to serve in the African Union (AU) Reform Steering Committee as the Nigeria’s Representative.

Mohammed, who hails from Gombe State in North-East, had formerly served as adviser to the outgoing UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon.