Buhari nominates environment minister, Amina Mohammed, for AU reform committee


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By Our Reporter

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the nomination of the Minister of Environment, Mrs Amina Mohammed to serve in the African Union Reform Steering Committee.

The committee, headed by President Paul Kagame of Rwanda is tasked with ongoing institutional reforms of the AU Commission and its organs.

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This was stated in a statement by Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, copy of which was sent to The DEFENDER.

According to the statement, the committee which comprises eminent persons from the continent will work on part-time basis to produce a report for presentation to the 28th African Union Summit in January 2017.

A versatile and accomplished development practitioner in the public, private and civil society sectors with over three decades experience, Garba Shehu said, “Mrs Mohammed had served as the Senior Special Assistant to the President of Nigeria on MDGs, serving three Presidents over a period of six years.”

Until her appointment as a Minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in November 2015, she was the Assistant Secretary/Special Advisor to the United Nations Secretary General on Post-2015 Development Planning.

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