- The Saudi ambassador to Nigeria, Adnan Bostaji, has described Prof Tijjani Mohammed-Bande’s election as UNGA president as a plus for Nigerian diplomacy
- The Saudi ambassador said the election was a well deserved victory for President Muhammadu Buhari’s government
- Bostaji added that the election is an appreciation of Nigeria’s prestige among the countries of the world and its great role and influential actions in regional and international issues
The election of Prof Tijjani Mohammed-Bande as president of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) has been described by the ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to Nigeria, Adnan Bostaji, as a plus for Nigerian diplomacy.
Bostaji made the comment in a statement released in Abuja on Wednesday, June 5, The Nation reports.
Legit.ng gathers that the Saudi ambassador said the election was a well deserved victory for President Muhammadu Buhari’s government.
The statement read: “I extend my congratulations to the Nigerian government and its people on the occasion of the election of Prof Tijjani Mohammed Bande as the president of the General Assembly of the United Nations.
“This was a well-deserved victory for the government of His Excellency, President Muhamnadu Buhari and Nigerian diplomacy.
“It is an appreciation of Nigeria’s prestige among the countries of the world and its great role and influential actions in regional and international issues.
“I wish Professor Tijjani all success and excellence in this international position.”
Recall that Legit.ng previously reported that Nigeria’s permanent representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, emerged as 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.
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