Muhammad-Bande becomes UN General Assembly President

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Ambassador Tijjani Muhammad-Bande

Nigeria’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Tijjani Muhammad-Bande has emerged President of the 74th UN General Assembly.

Some Nigerian delegates jubilating after the victory.

Muhammad-Bande, the sole candidate for the position, was elected through acclamation at the 87th plenary meeting of the Assembly in New York on Tuesday, June 4.

Ambassador Tijjani Muhammad-Bande ( fourth from right) with some Nigerian delegates.

He is the second Nigerian to hold the office after Joseph Garba, a retired military officer and diplomat, who led the organ between 1989 and 1990.

He will be inaugurated in September 2019.

 

Sammie Idika