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Imo governor commends Amina Mohammed for outing at UN

By Charles Ogugbuaja, Owerri
12 January 2022   |   4:02 am
Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodimma, yesterday, said he was proud of the performance of Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations (UN), Amina Mohammed, which has led to her reappointment.
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Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodimma, yesterday, said he was proud of the performance of Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations (UN), Amina Mohammed, which has led to her reappointment.

In a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary and Media Adviser, Oguwike Nwachuku, the governor described Mohammed as “a gift to the global community,” maintaining that her sterling qualities had moved her to the top of her career.

Uzodimma also expressed delight over the remarks of the UN’s General-Secretary, Antonio Guterres, saying: “Mohammed’s leadership helped to advance the conceptual shift from the United Nations that member states sought in adopting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

“In the last five years, the United Nations Sustainable Development Group was strengthened to enhance global leadership and oversight for development and the United Nations established a strengthened United Nations Resident Coordinator system as the foundation of a more effective development system.

“The Secretary-General expressed his appreciation for Mohammed’s leadership of the United Nations Sustainable Development Group and her determination to reinforce collective results and maximise the impact of the United Nations development’s system.”

Continuing, he commended the Deputy Secretary General for UN’s response to the socioeconomic effects of the COVID-19 crisis, through a boost in climate action and unprecedented momentum for financing for development, to her strong emphasis on coherence across humanitarian, political and development action.

“Her role was instrumental in keeping the Sustainable Development Goals alive at the country level and protecting the Paris Agreement on climate change, despite significant headwinds,” he added.

While applauding the UN scribe’s statement, Uzodimma prayed for more of Mohammed’s success, adding: “The UN should continue to provide an enabling environment that would propel Amina to always unleash her God-given potentials in her office in the interest of the global community.

“Imo State will continue to support her in whatever ways possible in her quest to render selfless service to humanity.”