Tijjani Bande is new UN General Assembly president

Professor Tijjani Mohammad Bande

Professor Tijjani Mohammad Bande is the new President of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly.

Outgoing president of the UN GA, María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés disclosed this today in a joint media briefing with the Foreign Affairs minister, Geoffrey Onyeama at the State House.

The announcement was made after a meeting with President Muhammad Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Daily Trust reports that Bande, is the permanent representative of Nigeria to UN.

Bande, a former director-general of the National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru, Plateau State was born at Zagga in present day Kebbi State.

He holds a M.A in Political Science from the Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA in 1981 and a PhD in Political Science from the University of Toronto, Canada in 1987.

He was the Vice-Chancellor Usman Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, bewtwen 2004 and 2009.

Details soon.