Nigeria elected into Economic and Social Council of the UN

Nigeria elected into Economic and Social Council of the UN

- Nigeria has been elected into ECOSOC by UN general assembly

- The membership will be for three years

- Members are tasked with promoting a higher standard of living among others

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In another boost to Nigeria's credibility and acceptability on the world stage, the UN general assembly has elected the country into its Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).

Nigeria was elected along with 17 other countries to help the UN in promoting its economic, social and environmental agenda.

Nigeria elected Economic and Social Council of the UN
Nigeria has been elected into ECOSOC by UN general assembly. Credit: Femi Adesina
Source: UGC

The new ECOSOC members will serve for three years with effect from January 1, 2021.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that there is a fresh confusion in the Nigerian presidency as two ministers have given conflicting instruction over the fate of the managing director of the Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading (NBET), Marilyn Amobi.

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The minister of power, Saleh Mamman, had earlier announced her removal “with immediate effect”.

Amobi's removal was announced days after her alleged violation of Nigeria’s code of conduct for public officials was exposed.

According to the newspaper, Ms Amobi runs a private company named ESL Economics and Management Limited, and operates foreign bank account in the United Kingdom, despite being the MD of NBET.

The power minister announced Amobi's removal in a statement on Monday evening, June 15, while Nnaemeka Eweluka, NBET's general counsel and secretary, was appointed as her replacement.

Confusion, however, set in also late Monday when the minister of finance, Zainab Ahmed, issued another letter instructing Amobi to serve out her tenure which ends on Friday, July 24, 2020.

The two ministers separately said their opposing instructions were authorised by Buhari.

Buhari had earlier in a June 8 memo approved that Amobi serve out her tenure.

Sources in the Presidential Villa said President Buhari was angered by the report of Amobi’s abuse of code of conduct and immediately ordered her removal.

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Nonetheless, shortly after the power minister announced Amobi's removal, the finance ministry issued a letter asking the NBET MD to serve her term while attaching the June 8 memo earlier approved by Buhari.

Legit.ng gathered, however, that the finance minister's letter also asked Amobi to hand over to Eweluka at the completion of her tenure in July.

The main point of conflict is that while Mamman’s instruction was that Amobi should handover immediately, the finance minister's letter asked her to serve out her term.

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