- President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with Amina Mohammed, on her re-appointment as UN Deputy Secretary General
- The United Nations (UN) has reappointed Amina as Deputy Secretary-General for a second term
- The president in a congratulatory message by his media aide, Femi Adesina, assured Mohammed of the support of Nigerians
In a statement issued by Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman on Tuesday, January 11, shared on Facebook Buhari expressed appreciation to the UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, for the confidence reposed on Mohammed.
According to him, giving her another opportunity to serve the global body and humanity further enhances the voice and presence of Nigeria.
The Nigerian leader assured UN Deputy Secretary General of the prayers and support of Nigerians, especially the Federal Executive Council, where she served for some years.
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Buhari noted that Mohammed’s dedication to duty has always been exceptional, adding that her interest in improving the livelihood of people continues to make her stand out.
While affirming that the UN Deputy Secretary General remains an inspiration to many women in Nigeria, the president wishes her all the best on the next rung of the leadership ladder.
Why Nigerians should elect Amina Mohammed as first female president, Ex-Liberian leader
In a previous report by Legit.ng, former President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf had asked Nigerians to emulate Liberia and elect Amina as the first female president and second in Africa.
Sirleaf made this known during a symposium to commemorate Mohammed’s 60th birthday.
The former female president speaking at the event in Abuja which was organised by the Centre for Public Research and Development described the former Nigerian minister as a “force of nature and consensus builder”.
Don’t condemn your country, be proud of Nigeria, UN deputy secretary-general tells youths
Meanwhile, a message has been sent by United Nations deputy secretary-general to Nigerian youths.
The diplomat called on youths to stop condemning their country despite its many flaws.
According to Oluseyi Soremekun, UN National Information Officer, Mohammed made the call while addressing students at the Baze University, Abuja.