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Buhari, Arewa groups laud return of Mohammed, Rufai as UN, NIA officials

By Terhemba Daka, Ernest Nzor (Abuja) and Saxone Akhaine (Kaduna)
12 January 2022   |   3:46 am
President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with United Nations Deputy Secretary-General, Amina Mohammed, on her re-appointment for a second term, assuring her of the prayers and support of Nigerians, especially the Federal Executive Council (FEC), where she served for years.

President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with United Nations Deputy Secretary-General, Amina Mohammed, on her re-appointment for a second term, assuring her of the prayers and support of Nigerians, especially the Federal Executive Council (FEC), where she served for years.

In a statement by his Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, the President also appreciated the UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, for the confidence reposed in Nigeria’s former Minister of Environment, giving her another opportunity to serve the global body and humanity.

SIMILARLY, the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) has commended the reappointment of Mohammed as Deputy Secretary-General of UN.

Spokesman of ACF, Emmanuel Yawe, stated, yesterday: “We are very happy that the UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, has found Mohammed worthy of holding such office in a global organisation twice.”

Also, Arewa People’s Defence Network (APDN) has backed the reappointment of Ambassador Ahmed Rufai as substantive Director-General of National Intelligence Agency (NIA).

Reacting to the Coalition of Arewa Youth Groups, who threatened to incite public protest to force Rufai’s resignation, APDN described the group and their ‘sponsors’ as a national security threat that must be treated appropriately.

In a statement issued, yesterday in Abuja, by its national coordinator, Suleiman Abbah, the network noted that calls for Rufai’s resignation were unfounded and ill-motivated.