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Nigeria produces incoming UN General Assembly President

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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.

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