Prof Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, Nigeria’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, will today assume office as the President of the United Nations General Assembly, UNGA.
Muhammad-Bande was elected as the President of the 74th session of UNGA on June 4 by acclamation to serve for one year.
The presidency in a statement disclosed that “With great hopes for the actualisation of the major priorities of Nigeria and the African continent, Nigeria’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Prof Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, is all set to take office as the President of the United Nations General Assembly.
“The ceremonies will take place at the UN New York headquarters on September 16th and 17th, ahead of the High-Level Week of the UNGA when leaders of the nations of the world take turns to address the General Assembly”, a statement by the Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Mr Garba Shehu, said.
It added that the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama, would lead the Federal Government’s delegation to the ceremonies.
Others on the delegation are the Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency, Ambassador Ahmed Rufai-Ababukar; and the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Garba Shehu.