Amina Mohammed is the new Deputy Secretary-General

The New Secretary-General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres announced that Nigeria’s Environment minister, Amina Mohammed would take over as his Deputy.

“I am pleased to announce that I will be appointing Ms. Amina J. Mohammed of Nigeria as my Deputy Secretary-General, and Ms. Maria Luiza Ribeiro Viotti of Brazil as my Chef De Cabinet,” he said.

Amina Mohammed, the current Nigeria’s Minister of Environment, served as UN Under-Secretary-General and Special Adviser to outgoing Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Post-2015 Development Planning.