The Secretary-General of the UN General Assembly, Antonio Guterres has congratulated Nigeria’s Tijjani Muhammad-Bande on his emergence as the President of the 74th UN General Assembly.
Guterres in a tweet on his official handle @antonioguterres said “Congratulations to Professor Tijjani Muhammad Bande of Nigeria, elected President of the 74th #UNGA session.”
Muhammad-Bande was elected on Tuesday as the President of the 74th UN General Assembly.
He is the second Nigerian to hold the office after the retired military officer and diplomat, Joseph Garba, and former permanent representative to the UN, Professor Joy Ogwu.
He will assume his new position in September 2019.