Buhari’s Minister Becomes UN’s Deputy Secretary-General

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(Last Updated On: 2016-12-12)

Olumide Lawal

One of the President Muhammadu Buhari’s cabinet members, minister of Environment, Amina Mohammed will soon be confirmed as a Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations (UN).

This came barely months after President Muhammadu Buhari appointed Mohammed as the country’s representative on the African Union (AU) Reform Steering Committee.

The committee, headed by President Paul Kagame of Rwanda is tasked with ongoing institutional reforms of the AU Commission and its organs.

If confirmed, the minister would deputize for newly Elected Antonio Guterres, who is set to take office as the UN scribe in January 2016.

The planned appointment was disclosed by a source at the UN headquarters stating that the minister, who had served as the Senior Special

Assistant to the President of Nigeria on Millennium Development Goal (MGD) and served three Presidents over a period of six years, would soon be announced as a deputy secretary to the global body.

Until her appointment as a Minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in November 2015, she was the Assistant Secretary/Special Advisor to the United Nations Secretary General on Post-2015 Development Planning.

A versatile and accomplished development practitioner in the public, private and civil society sectors with over three decades experience.

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