– Professor Tijjani Band is appointed chairman of the African Group at the United Nations
– Professor Bande takes over from Jean-Claude do Rego, the Permanent Representative of the Republic of Benin to the UN
– The Nigeria's ambassador to the African Union at the United Nations and globally
Nigeria's ambassador to the United Nations has assumed the chairmanship of the African Group at the International Organization for the Month of March 2019, succeeding the Republic of Benin.
Professor Tijjani Bande took over from Jean-Claude Do Rego, the Permanent Representative of the Republic of Benin to the UN at a ceremony at the African Union Observer Mission in New York.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Nigeria pledged its commitment to strengthening the African continent.
He also said that he would be chairman of the African Group and would like to send the views of the African Union to the United Nations and globally.
"The focus of the mission of Nigeria is to continue the work of consolidating Africa's position on the continent.
"These positions are issues like Security Council reform, positions we take in relation to the status of women, and issues relating to peace and security around the globe.
"The whole idea is to strengthen the African voice.
"The voices actually are of the African permanent representatives but occasionally, collectively, we need to make a statement for the continent and to defend the continent's interests," Bande said.
Speaking further, the ambassador / permanent observer of African Union to the United Nations, Fatima Kyari-Mohammed, explained that the chairmanship position of the African Group was very important in projecting Africa's voice at the UN.
"The monthly leadership allows us to have somebody that can help us with the coordination of the various priorities for that month.
"This is to ensure that we follow the most important priorities, when it comes to projecting our positions at the UN," she said. .
According to her, the African mission, through the African Group, ensures that Africa 's positions are integrated into a single country.
Speaking earlier, the Rego had been commending Nigeria for its contributions to Africa's integration, describing the country as a 'pride' of Africa.
Rego further expressed confidence that the quality of interaction among the member states of the continent would be enhanced under Nigeria's leadership.
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