Nigerian Emerges UN’s General Assembly President

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The Representative of Nigeria to the United Nations, Ambassador Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, has been named the new President of the 74th UN General Assembly.

Mr. Muhammad-Bande, was announced after his election for the position on Tuesday, June 4, at the 87th plenary meeting of the Assembly in New York.

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However, he will officially begin his tenure in September 2019, at the expiration of the current President Mara Espinosa’s tenure.

Mahammad-Bande will be the second Nigerian to serve as UN’s President following Joseph Garba, a retired military officer and diplomat, as well as the former permanent representative to the UN, Professor Joy Ogwu.


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