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FG lauds Muhammad-Bande’s emergence as UNGA President

From left: President-elect of the 74th UN Genetral Assembly, Amb. Tijani Mohammad-Bande; outgoing president of the 73rd UNGA, Ms Maria Espinosa, and UN Secretray General, Antonio Guterres, shortly after Mohammad-Bande’s election at the UN headquarters in New York on Tuesday.
Prof. Tijjani Muhammad- Bande.

By Isaac Aregbesola

Abuja, June 4, 2019
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has applauded the emergence of Prof. Tijjani Muhammad – Bande, as the President of the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, UNGA.
The ministry’s Acting Spokesperson, Mr Friday Akpan, in a statement in Abuja said the  election is a  positive development and  demonstrates  the confidence in  Nigeria’s ability  to pilot the affairs of the revered global institution.
Muhammad-Bande, the sole candidate for the position, was elected through acclamation at the 87th plenary meeting of the Assembly in New York.
”Prof.  Muhammad-Bande is the second Nigerian to occupy the position.
”Maj.- Gen. Joseph Garba (Rtd) was the President  of the 44th session of the United Nations General Assembly between 1989 and 1990,” he said.
Muhammad-Bande will officially take over from the current President, María  Garcés in September.

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