President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the Secretary General of the United Nations, António Guterres, on his re-appointment for a second-term in office.
Buhari also felicitated with the Deputy Secretary General, Nigeria’s Amina Mohammed, on the extension of her tenure for another five years.
A statement by presidential spokesman, Mallam Garba Shehu, said President Buhari rejoiced with the Secretary General and Deputy Secretary General, a former Minister of Environment in Nigeria, for the “global recognition and opportunity to serve humanity with their experience, trusting that their passion to promote peace, alleviate poverty, improve health and empower more people will gain more speed and results.”
The President, Shehu continued, “believes Mohammed’s extension in office will further encourage more women and the girl-child, particularly in Africa and Nigeria, to aspire to new heights of leadership, dream beyond the borders of their country and learn from her dedication to seeing lives transformed for the better.”
President Buhari extolled the former minister for her contributions to development, at home and abroad, praying that the Almighty God will grant her good health, strength and more wisdom for the journey ahead.