Nigeria emerges new president UN General Assembly
London, May 8, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Professor Tijjani Mohammad Bande is the new President of the United Nations, UN, General Assembly.
Nigeria’s Foreign Affairs minister, Geoffrey Onyeama, made the disclosure shortly after a meeting with President Muhammad Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
According to Mr Onyeama, Mr Bande would be taking over from María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés, the outgoing president of the UN GA.
Until his appointment, Mr Bande was the permanent representative of Nigeria to UN.
Former director-general of the National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru, Plateau State, Mr Bande was born at Zagga, 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 Usman Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, between 2004 and 2009.