Amina Mohammed to be confirmed UN Deputy Secretary-General

Ugo Okoro, Hajia Sani, Abuja

Nigeria’s Minister of Environment, Amina Mohammed, is soon to be announced as UN Deputy Secretary General.

She will be the deputy to former prime minister of Portugal and former U.N. refugee chief, Antonio Guterres, who will take over in January, 2017 as UN Secretary General.

President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to make a statement soon.

Presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, tweeted on the development.

In 2012, Mohammed was Special Adviser to the current UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-Moon, on Post-2015 Development Planning.