The Presidency has reacted to reports on the purported appointment of Mrs. Amina Mohammed, Nigeria’s minister of Environment as deputy secretary-general of the United Nations (UN), saying “she remains our minister of Environment.’’
In a tweet yesterday in Abuja, Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the President, Garba Shehu, said Nigerians would be informed on any development concerning the matter.
He said: “There is a lot of exuberance on the net concerning a UN job for Mrs. Amina Mohammed. She remains our minister of Environment. If there is anything on this that is released officially, we will let Nigerians know.
“I am pleased to know that she enjoys so much goodwill.’’
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that social and traditional media outfits had reported that Amina Mohammed is set to be appointed UN deputy secretary-general.
A tweet by Pamela Falk, CBS news reporter for the UN, obtained by NAN, said the world body would release a statement confirming the appointment.
She is expected to be deputy to Antonio Guterres, who will assume office as UN secretary-general, on January 1, 2017.