Former Minister of Environment Amina Mohammed Sworn-In As UN Deputy Secretary-General
Ms Amina Mohammed, the immediate past Minister of Environment, has today been sworn-in as the fifth Deputy Secretary-General of the UN at the UN Headquarters in New York.
The UN Secretary-General António Guterres administered the oath of office to Mohammed, reports NAN.
“I want to say that I am extremely, very, very proud that you accepted to join our team. Thank you very much,” Guterres told Mohammed.
In accepting the appointment, Mohammed had said she was humbled at the opportunity to serve humanity.
“I am most grateful for the confidence and trust demonstrated by the United Nations Secretary-General-designate António Guterres and President Muhammadu Buhari.
“The next phase of my continued service to the people of Nigeria at the global level, will certainly build on the rich insights and lessons drawn from engaging with leaders, colleagues and stakeholders across our beloved nation”, She said.