Tijjani Muhammad-Bande

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Tijjani Muhammad-Bande
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President of the United Nations General Assembly
Assumed office
September 17, 2019
Preceded byMaría Fernanda Espinosa
Permanent Representative of Nigeria to the United Nations
In office
National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies
In office
April 2010 – February 2016
Vice Chancellor
Usman Danfodio University
In office
African Training and Research Centre in Administration for Development[1]
In office
January 2000 – February 2004
Personal details
Born (1957-12-07) December 7, 1957 (age 62)
Kebbi State, Nigeria
Alma materAhmadu Bello University (B.Sc)
Boston University (M.A)
University of Toronto (Ph.D)

Tijjani Muhammad-Bande (OFR) (born December 7, 1957) is a Nigerian political scientist, administrator and career diplomat.[2] He is the President of the United Nations General Assembly since September 2019.

He was the permanent representative of Nigeria to the United Nations and was the Vice-President of the General Assembly during its 71st session in September 2016.

On June 4, 2019 he was elected the President of the 74th session of the Assembly to replace María Fernanda Espinosa in September 2019.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Tijjani Muhammad-Bande -Bio Data". Permanent Mission of Nigeria to the United Nations. Retrieved 8 May 2019.
  2. "Profile of Professor Tijjani Muhammad-Bande" (PDF). un.org. United Nations. Retrieved 7 May 2019.
  3. "Muhammad Bande emerges UNGA President". Daily Trust. Retrieved 4 June 2019.