Professor Tijjani Bande Appointed Acting President UN General Assembly [2017]

Nigeria’s Ambassador/Permanent Representative to the UN, Professor Tijjani Bande emerged as the Acting President to preside over the 81st Plenary Meeting of UN General Assembly at the UN headquarters following the absence of the President of the Assembly, Peter Thomson, who was on an official travel to the Central African Republic.

Professsor Tijjani Bande

Professor Bande’s presidency at the Plenary Meeting happened just nine days after he presented his credentials to the UN Secretary-General António Guterres.

Nigeria was appointed one of the 21 Vice Presidents of the General Assembly on June 13, 2016 at the 71st session of the General Assembly.