President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the emergence of Amina Mohammed as the Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations indicated that she is a gift to the world.
Buhari, at the 60th birthday colloquium of the first Nigerian to be appointed as the UN Deputy Secretary-General, described Amina as a purpose-driven technocrat who has worked to make the world a better place.
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Represented by his Chief of Staff, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, Buhari said “She has served four presidents in various capacities, including poverty alleviation, millennium development goals and environment. Nigeria’s loss is now a huge gain to the world.”
A former president of Liberia, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who was the guest speaker of the day, described Amina as ‘a force of nature and a consensus builder’, stating that it is usually unnecessary to disagree with her when she makes her point.
She added that the speed of her re-election was recognition of her credibility, and commended Nigeria for having a reputation for energy and resilience.
She used the occasion to commend African leaders for standing together to bring an end to despotism in the Gambia and preventing military takeovers in other African countries.