The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Saturday congratulated the Secretary-General of the United Nations, António Guterres, on his re-appointment for a second term in office.He also congratulated Nigeria-born Deputy Secretary-General, Amina Mohammed, on her reappointment.
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, disclosed this in a statement titled ‘President Buhari congratulates UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, Deputy, Amina Mohammed on second tenure
The statement read in part “President Buhari congratulates the Secretary-General and Deputy Secretary-General, who was a former Minister of Environment in Nigeria, for the global recognition and opportunity to serve humanity with their experience, trusting that their passion to promote peace, alleviate poverty, improve health and empower more people will gain more speed and results.”
Buhari expressed confidence that Mohammed’s extended stay in office will embolden more women and girls, especially in Africa and Nigeria, to aspire to new heights of leadership, dream beyond the borders of their country and learn from her dedication to seeing lives transformed for the better.
He also praised the former minister for her contributions to development, at home and abroad, praying that the Almighty God will grant her good health, strength and more wisdom for the journey ahead.