Hajiya Amina Mohammed, UN Deputy Secretary General
By Akanji Alowolodu, Gombe
Gombe State Governor, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has expressed appreciation with the re-appointment of Hajiya Amina J. Mohammed as the United Nations Deputy Secretary General for a second term of five years.
In a congratulatory message, the Governor stated that the re-appointment of Hajiya Amina is a clear recognition of her immense contribution in support of the Secretary General’s agenda in global peace, security and development.
He described her as a proud daughter of Gombe and an excellent role model for women the world over who has distinguished herself in both public and private sectors.
Inuwa Yahaya acknowledged Hajiya Amina’s role in the development of Gombe State, describing her as a source of inspiration and hope for the state, Nigeria and Africa as a whole.
He stated that, ”We in Gombe state are excited with the re- appointment of our illustrious daughter, Hajiya Amina as the UN Deputy Secretary General. We commend the UN Secretary General, António Guterres for this consideration”.
The Governor further stated that, “As we work towards addressing the many challenges facing our dear state, we are going to count on Hajiya Amina’s extensive network, unique expertise and experience in the field of global development. We are proud of the work she’s doing at the UN and we look forward to a more robust collaboration with the global body to promote inclusive growth and sustainable partnerships”.
The Governor, on behalf of the Government and people of Gombe state congratulated the UN DSG for being found worthy for re-appointment and charged her to continue to bring pride and honour to the Jewel state, Nigeria and Africa as well as keep on with the remarkable trajectory, assuring her of the support and solidarity of the Government and good people of Gombe state as she continues with the onerous task.
An illustrious daughter of Gombe, Amina J Mohammed is a development expert par excellence who has great passion around issues of poverty, women, children and youths.
She had served as the special adviser to former UN Secretary General 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 as contained in a statement by Ismaila Uba Misilli, Director-General, (Press Affairs), Government House.