Buhari Nominates Amina For AU Reform Panel

Environment minister Amina Mohammed

Nigeria’s Minister of Environment, Mrs Amina Mohammed will serve in the African Union (AU) Reform Steering Committee.

The committee, comprising 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.

President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday announced her nomination to represent the country, in a statement issued by Malam Shehu Garba, senior special assistant on media and publicity.

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

Mrs Mohammed is a versatile and accomplished development practitioner in the public, private, and civil society sectors.

She 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 Minister, she was the Assistant Secretary/Special Advisor to the United Nations Secretary General on Post-2015 Development Planning.



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