Buhari meets UNGA President, Muhammad-Bande, at Aso Villa

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday met behind closed doors with President of the UN General Assembly, Prof. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

President Muhammadu Buhari receives President of the United Nations General Assembly, Mr. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande today at the Presidential Villa in Abuja. [Twitter/@BashirAhmaad]

Muhammad-Bande, the sole candidate for the position, was elected through acclamation at the 87th plenary meeting of the Assembly in New York.

He is the second Nigerian to hold the office after Joseph Garba, a retired military officer and diplomat, who led the organ between 1989 and 1990.

The outcome of the meeting between Buhari and the UNGA President was being awaited as at the time of filing this report.

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