Nigeria pledges support for 74th UNGA President

Timothy Choji, Abuja

President Buhari with UNGA President, Professor Tijjani Muhammad-Bande.

President Muhammadu Buhari has paid a courtesy call on President of the 74th United Nations General Assembly, UNGA, Professor Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, in New York, to assure him that Nigeria is solidly behind him in the onerous task.

Muhammad-Bande, a Nigerian diplomat, was earlier in the year unanimously elected President of the General Assembly for one year.


“I sincerely congratulate you. Your election was well received by the whole world. It was a unanimous support and the global community received you well. That support puts heavy weight on you and I wish you well,” President Buhari said.

Professor Muhammad-Bande said he was delighted to receive the Nigerian President, “along with your team of professionals and politicians.”

He added: “Your nominating me for this position is the greatest honour I can have. The support from Africa and the world has been outstanding so far.”

President Buhari was accompanied on the visit by Governors, Ministers, and senior government officials.


Sammie Idika