Nigeria’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Amb. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, has emerged President of the 74th UN General Assembly.
Muhammad-Bande, the sole candidate for the position, was elected through acclamation at the 87th plenary meeting of the Assembly in New York on Tuesday.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has applauded his emergence with spokesman, Mr Friday Akpan, declaring in Abuja that 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 will officially take over from the current President, María Garcés, in September.