BREAKING: Nigeria’s Prof Mohammed-Bande elected President UN General Assembly

Prof Tijjani Mohammed Bande, who is Nigeria’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, has been elected President of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).

Prof Muhammad-Bande, who emerged President of the 74th UN General Assembly., contested as the sole candidate for the position, and was elected through acclamation at the 87th plenary meeting of the Assembly in New York on Tuesday, and will be inaugurated in September.

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.

 

 

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