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Muhammad-Bande’s emergence as UNGA President a welcome development – Nigerian Govt



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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has aplauded the emergence of Nigeria’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Tijani Muhammad-Bande, as the President of the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly.

Acting Spokesperson for the ministry, Friday Akpan, in a statement on Friday 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.

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“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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