Former minister Amina Mohammed arrives Nigeria as she leads team to acting president Osinbajo
- Mrs. Amina Mohammed, a former minister under President Muhammadu Buhari, arrived Nigeria on the first leg of her trip months after resuming duties at the UN headquarters
- Mrs. Mohammed is leading top officials of the United Nations to see acting president Yemi Osinbajo and afterwards they would head to the DRC
- The delegation is expected to highlight women’s participation in peace and security processes
- Part of the team's activities in Nigeria would also include attending the funeral of Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, an official of the UN
Amina Mohammed, the UN deputy secretary-general and former Minister of the Environment, has finally arrived back in her home country of Nigeria, in company of a high-powered UN delegation.
The development was made public on twitter by Esther Agbarakwe, an adviser on strategic communication & stakeholders' participation at the Ministry of the Environment.
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The former minister received a heroic welcome at the international airport.
Months after leaving President Muhammadu Buhari’s government, the former environment minister is leading three UN officials on the visit to acting president Yemi Osinbajo.
The delegation is reportedly also heading to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
Mohammed arrived in company of the executive director of UN Women, Dr Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka; the UN special representative on sexual violence in conflict, Pramila Patten; and the African Union special envoy on women, peace and security, Bineta Diop.
The trip is being carried out in conjunction with the African Union and seeks to raise awareness on the importance of women’s participation in peace and security processes.
The trip is also expected to help ensure that women’s voices are heard in all aspects of society.
Apart from meeting Yemi Osinbajo, the top UN officials are expected to hear from women who have been affected by conflicts.
The team would also attend the funeral of Dr Babatunde Osotimehin, the former executive director of the UN Population Fund.
Mrs. Mohammed will return fully to New York on July 28.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the former minister of environment Amina Mohammed resumed work as deputy secretary general at the United Nations headquarters in New York on January 4.
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