Wednesday, 5 June 2019

Nigerian ambassador tijani m. Bande emerges UN general assembly president

Prof. Tijani Muhammad-Bande has
emerged president of the 74th UN General
Assembly
- Muhammad-Bande earlier declared his
intention for the position, promising to
focus on the effective implementation of
existing mandates
- The former UNGA president, Ms Maria
Espinosa, had announced the diplomat as
the first candidate for the position
Nigeria’s Permanent Representative to the
United Nations, Amb. Tijjani Muhammad-
Bande, has emerged President of the 74th UN
General Assembly.
The announcement which was announced by
the UN General Assembly reported that
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.
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.
The announcement which was made by the
UN General Assembly that 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.

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