United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, has reappointed Nigeria’s Amina Mohammed as his Deputy Secretary-general.
Guterres reappointed Mohammed for a second term on Friday shortly after the UN General Assembly re-appointed him for a second term.
Speaking with journalists after taking the oath of office for a second term, he said has extended an offer to Mohammed to continue in office.
“After being elected, I have the pleasure to invite the deputy secretary-general to remain in my second mandate and I hope she will accept,” he said.
Mohammed, who was standing behind Guterres at the press briefing, responded with the comment “absolute honour”.
Guterres’ second term starts on January 1, 2022, and will run for a period of five years. He succeeded Ban Ki-moon in January 2017 as the ninth secretary-general.
Meanwhile, Amina Mohammed is a diplomat and politician who is serving as the fifth Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations.
She had also served as the special adviser to Ban Ki-moon on post-2015 development planning, which focused on the 2030 agenda for sustainable development goals.
Previously, she was Nigeria’s Minister of Environment from 2015 to 2016 and was a key player in the Post-2015 Development Agenda process.
Mohammed was born in Liverpool, the UK to a Nigerian veterinarian-officer and a British nurse. She is the eldest of five daughters.