Amina Mohammed set to be confirmed as Deputy UN Secretary General


A Nigerian minister is set to be confirmed as the deputy secretary general to the United nations (UN). Minister of Environment, Amina Mohammed is poised to receive an official confirmation on her new appointment at the UN

The fair skinned lady was appointed a minister but President Buhari in November 2015.She is expected to be the deputy to Antonio Guterres, who will assume office as Secretary General of the United Nations on Januray 1st,2017

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She was adviser to the outgoing UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-Moon. According to her Wiki page, Amina has served as Founder and CEO of the Center for Development Policy Solutions and as an Adjunct Professor for the Master’s in Development Practice program at Columbia University. Previously, she acted as the Senior Special Assistant to the President of Nigeria on the Millennium Development Goals after serving three presidents over a period of six years.

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In 2005, she was charged with the coordination of Nigeria’s debt relief funds toward the achievement of the MDGs. From 2002-2005, Mohammed coordinated the Task Force on Gender and Education for the UN Millennium Project.

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