Following her appointment as United Nations Deputy Secretary-General, Nigeria’s Minister of Environment, Hajia Amina Mohammed has assured Nigerians of her commitment to continue working for the rights of the poor, especially women and the youth. Mohammed, in a statement released by Ms. Esther Agbarakwe, her Communications Advisor on Thursday night, she said, “The opportunity and responsibility to serve people and planet as the next United Nations Deputy Secretary-General is truly humbling. I am most grateful for the confidence and trust demonstrated by the United Nations Secretary-General-designate Antonio Guterres and President Muhammadu Buhari.”
She further said, “As directed by Mr. President, I will continue in the meantime to lay strong foundations with various important ongoing initiatives critical to the government’s success in the Environment sector.These include our Nationally Determined Contributions(NDCs) under the Paris Climate Agreement, the successful launch of the first Sovereign Green Bonds in 2017, the Ogoni clean-up and development of the Great Green Wall. The next phase of my continued service to the people of Nigeria at the global level, will certainly build on the rich insights and lessons drawn from engaging with leaders, colleagues, and stakeholders across our beloved nation”.