Nigeria’s Amina Mohammed Makes History,Officially Sworn in as UN Deputy Secretary General.

By : Wazobia Staff


Nigeria’s  former minister of environment , Hajia  Amina Mohammed has been officially sworn in as Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations at the headquarters in New York.

The new  Secretary-General of United Nations , Antonio Guterres, who appointed her as his deputy in December last year.She  went back to Nigeria to hand over her portfolio.

She, however, returned to wrap up her work as Minister in Nigeria and handed  over her portfolio.She attended her last Federal Executive Council  meeting in Abuja where the Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, thanked her for her contributions to the administration.

Hajia Mohammed  became  the second African woman to be appointed to the role of Deputy Secretary-General of the UN. The first being Tanzania’s Asha-Rose Migiro who served as Deputy Secretary General under Ban Ki- Moon  between 2007 – 2012 .

Nigeria's Amina Mohammed sworn in as Deputy UN Secretary-General

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