Nigeria’s Minister of Environment, Amina Mohammed, is set to be appointed as United Nations Deputy Secretary General.
Ms. Mohammed was appointed minister by President Muhammadu Buhari in November last year.
An official statement is expected to confirm her new UN position.
She is expected to be the deputy to Antonio Guterres, who will assume office as Secretary General of the world body on January 1, 2017.
Ms. Mohammed had formerly served as an adviser to the outgoing UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon.