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Muhammad-Bande Hands Over To Volkan Bozkir As UN General Assembly President by Amotolongbo(f): 8:38am On Sep 16
Nigeria’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Amb. Tijani Muhammad-Bande, on Tuesday, bowed out of office as President of the 74th session of the General Assembly.

He handed over the gavel to Turkish diplomat and politician, Volkan Bozkir, who will be steering the ship of the 75th session of the 193-member lawmaking body.


The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the change of baton took place during the closing ceremony of the 74th session.

The brief ceremony, held inside the General Assembly Hall at the UN headquarters in New York under strict social-distancing rules, saw UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in attendance.

In his remarks, Guterres said the 74th session was like no other in the 75-year history of the UN, citing the COVID-19 pandemic made the last seven months extremely difficult for the world.

The UN Chief congratulated Muhammad-Bande for his sterling leadership that saw the 74th session completing its full programme of work in spite of the enormous challenges.

“It has been a privilege to work with the General Assembly, our common platform for international consensus and action, during these difficult days, under the leadership of His Excellency Professor Tijjani Muhammad-Bande.

“Professor Muhammad-Bande’s capable stewardship saw the General Assembly adopt new working methods to continue its work smoothly.

“He made great efforts to ensure business continuity through regular convening of the General Committee and other online briefings.

“On a personal note, I would like to thank Professor Muhammad-Bande for his wise, determined and serene approach to those unforeseen challenges, and his excellent judgment under pressure.

“I commend the patience and support he has demonstrated during these unprecedented times.’’

Guterres also thanked representatives of member-states for their support and cooperation, urging them to extend same to Bozkir in the 75th session.

In his inaugural speech, the new General Assembly president thanked Muhammad-Bande for his “considerate and steady leadership.

“Your Excellency, you once described yourself as a perpetual student. Your efforts to navigate the General Assembly through these difficult times proved that you also a fast learner.

“Since the start of the pandemic, the office of the President of the General Assembly under your direction has guided the work of the body transparently and effectively.

“You have shown a strong leadership; I look forward to continuing to champion the priorities of you term, including poverty eradication and inclusive and equitable education for all.

“These Sustainable Development Goals are crucial to the future prosperity and peace of our planet.

“On behalf of all member states, I would like to thank you and your team once again and look forward to continuing to work with you as the Nigerian Permanent Representative,’’ Bozkir said.

In his closing statement, Muhammad-Bande thanked the Secretary-General, Presidents of the Security, and Economic and Social Councils, and heads of other organs of the UN for their support.

He expressed gratitude to President Muhammadu Buhari for nominating him for the post, and the African countries in the UN for their endorsement.

“We started this session guided by the hopes and aspirations of the people we serve.

“From the beginning, I entreated Member-States to give due attention to a number of critical issues.

“In particular, I urged them to tackle the root causes of conflict by galvanising multilateral efforts for poverty eradication and zero hunger, quality education, climate action, and inclusion (including gender equality).

“As illustrated in the handover report, the General Assembly has made great strides in these areas,’’ he said.

The Nigerian envoy echoed the call for a recommitment to multilateralism and global cooperation to defeat the COVID-19 pandemic and attain the Sustainable Development Goals.

He said the first high-level meeting of the 74th session centred on global health, little did it know that COVID-19 was around the corner.

The pandemic, according to him, underscored the need for deeper multilateral cooperation in the health sector, as in other areas, to build a healthier and better world for all.

“It is important that in achieving this, we must continue to deepen cooperation to ensure that despite the challenge posed by COVID-19, we will meet the goals and targets that we set for ourselves by 2030,’’ he said.


https://tribuneonlineng.com/nigerias-muhammad-bande-bows-out-as-unga-president/amp/

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Re: Muhammad-Bande Hands Over To Volkan Bozkir As UN General Assembly President by Brandstudio01: 9:24am On Sep 16
God forbid I'm helpless when I have Big uncles like the case between the super successful Nigerian public office holders and it's citizens.

The last time I checked, that's what they call wicked uncle

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Re: Muhammad-Bande Hands Over To Volkan Bozkir As UN General Assembly President by Amotolongbo(f): 9:29am On Sep 16
Brandstudio01:
God forbid I'm helpless when I have Big uncles like the case between the super successful Nigerian public office holders and it's citizens.

The last time I checked, that's what they call wicked uncle
i am not understanding this your post o

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Re: Muhammad-Bande Hands Over To Volkan Bozkir As UN General Assembly President by bro4u: 9:30am On Sep 16
Brandstudio01:
God forbid I'm helpless when I have Big uncles like the case between the super successful Nigerian public office holders and it's citizens.

The last time I checked, that's what they call wicked uncle
undecided Your uncles owe you nothing bro, the best you can do is to beg for assistance not to claim right if they render help or not. Most got immediate/primary families to cater for. Let's stop bad-mouthing our uncles. Being a Man is not easy.

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Re: Muhammad-Bande Hands Over To Volkan Bozkir As UN General Assembly President by EdmundChidera(m): 9:30am On Sep 16
World order will change as usual

Congratulations to Turkish man
Re: Muhammad-Bande Hands Over To Volkan Bozkir As UN General Assembly President by Viccur(m): 9:30am On Sep 16
Should we now fry air? Last time i checked, this hasn't helped Nigeria one bit.

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Re: Muhammad-Bande Hands Over To Volkan Bozkir As UN General Assembly President by AFULA(m): 9:31am On Sep 16
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Re: Muhammad-Bande Hands Over To Volkan Bozkir As UN General Assembly President by Slawormir: 9:31am On Sep 16
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Isoright

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Re: Muhammad-Bande Hands Over To Volkan Bozkir As UN General Assembly President by siralos135: 9:31am On Sep 16
Great
Re: Muhammad-Bande Hands Over To Volkan Bozkir As UN General Assembly President by vickydevoka(m): 9:31am On Sep 16
Amotolongbo:
i am not understanding this your post o
Read in between de line very well u will understand
Re: Muhammad-Bande Hands Over To Volkan Bozkir As UN General Assembly President by webmaster99(m): 9:31am On Sep 16
“All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them. “The secret of getting ahead is getting started.

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Re: Muhammad-Bande Hands Over To Volkan Bozkir As UN General Assembly President by Haryoife(m): 9:31am On Sep 16
Ok
Re: Muhammad-Bande Hands Over To Volkan Bozkir As UN General Assembly President by Samsimple(m): 9:32am On Sep 16
Let them appoint buhari grin grin

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Re: Muhammad-Bande Hands Over To Volkan Bozkir As UN General Assembly President by EmmyDJourno: 9:32am On Sep 16
I hope in the end whatever he gains there can be brought to bear in Nigeria

But last last we encourage mediocrity and he wouldeither gain nothing or apply nothing here
Re: Muhammad-Bande Hands Over To Volkan Bozkir As UN General Assembly President by Amspecial: 9:32am On Sep 16
grin
Re: Muhammad-Bande Hands Over To Volkan Bozkir As UN General Assembly President by donestk(m): 9:32am On Sep 16
Entitlement mentality

Brandstudio01:
God forbid I'm helpless when I have Big uncles like the case between the super successful Nigerian public office holders and it's citizens.

The last time I checked, that's what they call wicked uncle

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Re: Muhammad-Bande Hands Over To Volkan Bozkir As UN General Assembly President by YorubaKinging: 9:32am On Sep 16
The end is near

A revolution is coming

Where the politicians will have to pay for all their wicked acts against the children of Israel

Get ready

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Re: Muhammad-Bande Hands Over To Volkan Bozkir As UN General Assembly President by solmus: 9:33am On Sep 16
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Re: Muhammad-Bande Hands Over To Volkan Bozkir As UN General Assembly President by Drizzy5001(m): 9:33am On Sep 16
Mtcheeew, when i saw the headline i think say na"muhammadu buhari bows out as Nigerian president " not untill i read it again. angry

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Re: Muhammad-Bande Hands Over To Volkan Bozkir As UN General Assembly President by WinLABSstores: 9:34am On Sep 16
angry

Wetin 4+4 nor go see inside hardship
Re: Muhammad-Bande Hands Over To Volkan Bozkir As UN General Assembly President by landforeast: 9:34am On Sep 16
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Re: Muhammad-Bande Hands Over To Volkan Bozkir As UN General Assembly President by DuBLINGreenb(m): 9:34am On Sep 16
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Re: Muhammad-Bande Hands Over To Volkan Bozkir As UN General Assembly President by MarveworldNG: 9:35am On Sep 16
Good
Re: Muhammad-Bande Hands Over To Volkan Bozkir As UN General Assembly President by BanevsJoker(m): 9:35am On Sep 16
Amotolongbo:
i am not understanding this your post o
He means that despite the fact that their people are in most top positions, the North is still backward in every aspect. There seems to be no benefit to the masses.

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Re: Muhammad-Bande Hands Over To Volkan Bozkir As UN General Assembly President by TinubuGoQuench: 9:35am On Sep 16
Edo is for OBASEKI!!!

4+4

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Re: Muhammad-Bande Hands Over To Volkan Bozkir As UN General Assembly President by VirginSearcher(m): 9:35am On Sep 16
Samsimple:
Let them appoint buhari grin grin
Hate speech grin

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Re: Muhammad-Bande Hands Over To Volkan Bozkir As UN General Assembly President by wonuks(m): 9:36am On Sep 16
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