Ms. Amina Mohammed has been confirmed as the Deputy Secretary-General. Her appointment was confirmed by the incoming UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Thursday.
Stephanie Dujarric, the spokesman of the Secretary-General, made the announcement on behalf Mr. Guterres.
Ms. Mohammed is Nigeria’s current Minister of Environment.
It’s been reported that the secretary-general-designate also announced the appointment of two other women into top UN positions.
NAN reports that Mr. Guterres had hinted on Monday after he took the oath of office that gender parity would be top on his agenda as the UN scribe.
The UN chief, who succeeds outgoing secretary-general Ban, will assume office on January 1, 2017, for the next five years.
Written by Okolo Ezinne