President Muhammadu Buhari has reacted angrily to reports that one his ministers have been appointed to the United Nations.
The President’s Minister of Environment, Mrs. Amina Mohammed, is rumored to have been appointed as the Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations.
The president said, “she remains our Minister of Environment.”
President Buhari’s position was made known by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu.
The president assured that Nigerians would be fully informed on any development concerning the matter.
He said, “There is a lot of exuberance on the net concerning a UN job for Mrs. Amina Mohammed.
“She remains our Minister of Environment.
“If there is anything on this that is released officially, we will let Nigerians know.
“I am pleased to know that she enjoys so much goodwill.’’
Social and traditional media outfits had reported that Amina Mohammed is set to be appointed UN Deputy Secretary-General.
A tweet by Pamela Falk, CBS news reporter for the United Nations, said that the world body would soon release a statement confirming the appointment of the Nigerian Minister of Environment.
She is expected to be deputy to Antonio Guterres, who will assume office as UN Secretary-General on Jan. 1, 2017.
Amina Mohammed was appointed the minister of Environment by President Muhammadu Buhari in November 2015.
She was also recently appointed by President Buhari to serve in the African Union Reform Steering Committee as the Nigeria’s Representative.
Mohammed, who hails from Gombe State in North-East, had formerly served as an adviser to the outgoing UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon.