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 .