Professor Tijjani Bande Announced As President, UN General Assembly

Professor Tijjani Mohammad Bande has been appointed as the new President of the United Nations General Assembly. His appointment was announced by María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés, outgoing president of UNGA at a press conference in Abuja.

Bande becomes the second Nigerian to be appointed President of UNGA after Mr. Joseph Nanven Garba who held the position between 1989 and 1990. Bande until his appointment was the permanent representative of Nigeria to UN.

Source- Al Jazeera

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  • Capital of Nigeria: Abuja, Currency: Nigerian naira.

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