The Permanent Representative of Nigeria to the United Nations, Prof. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, has been re-elected Chairman of the United Nations Special Committee on Peacekeeping known as C-34.

Muhammad-Bande was re-elected by acclamation at the United Nations Headquarters in New York during opening of the 2019 Session.

The Nigerian envoy was re-elected while he was in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia attending the on-going African Union Summit.

Canada was also re-elected as Vice Chairman, while Argentina, Poland Japan and Egypt were elected as Bureau members.

Mohammad-Bande’s re-election in absentia was a demonstration of the confidence reposed by the UN on Nigeria regarding the envoy’s ability, personality and charisma within the diplomatic community.

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His re-election also reinforced Nigeria’s standing within the comity of nations in the realm of peacekeeping and contribution to international peace and security.

Muhammed-Bande’s re-election is expected to strengthen Nigeria’s leadership at the United Nations and keep the UN more focused on its peacekeeping operations across the world.

The committee is the only United Nations Committee mandated to review comprehensively the whole question of United Nations Peacekeeping operations in all its aspects.

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