Senate President applauds Amina Mohammed’s appointment

By Edwin Akwueh, Abuja

Nigeria’s Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, on Friday congratulated the outgoing Minister of Environment, Mrs. Amina Mohammed, on her appointment as the United Nations (UN) Deputy Secretary General.

Senator Saraki, in a statement, said that Mohammed’s appointment at the UN was a testament of her competence, and an acceptance by the global community of her ability as a reformer.

“Mrs. Mohammed has demonstrated over the years that she is in a class of her own as a technocrat,” he said.

“During her tenure at the Environment Ministry, we have seen and felt her positive impact at the helm of its affairs.

As one of the newly appointed leaders in the administration of UN Secretary General, PM Antonio Guterres, Mohammed will be better positioned to represent Nigeria and Africa’s interests on the world stage.”

Senator Saraki urged Mrs. Mohammed to use her position to advocate for greater international intervention in the humanitarian crisis in the North East.

“In this regard, I urge Mohammed to use her esteemed position to demonstrate the urgency for more international intervention and donations in the North East.

On our part, the National Assembly will continue to support all positive development strides of the UN, with the belief that such initiatives will better the lives of Nigerian citizens,” Saraki concluded.