Prof. Tijjani Mohammad Bande has been appointed the new President of the United Nations General Assembly, UNGA.
Outgoing President of the UNGA, María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés disclosed this on Tuesday at a joint press briefing with the Foreign Affairs minister, Geoffrey Onyeama, at the State House.
The announcement was made following a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Bande is the permanent representative of Nigeria to the UN.
Bande, a former director-general of the National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru, Plateau State, was born at Zagga in present day Kebbi State.
He holds a M.A in Political Science from the Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA in 1981 and a PhD in Political Science from the University of Toronto, Canada in 1987.
He was the Vice-Chancellor of Usman Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, between 2004 and 2009.