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Nigeria produces incoming UN General Assembly President


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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