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07 March 2020

Nigeria re-elected United Nations Peacekeeping Committee chair.

Nigeria has been re-elected to Chair the UN Special Committee on Peacekeeping Operations, known to be UN most strategic committee” on the record forty-eight time.

According to a statement by the Charge d’Affaires and Permanent Mission of Nigeria to the UN, Ambassador Samson Itegboje, the country re-emerged the committee’s Chair by election.

The Nigerian representative was elected Chair of the committee said to be C-thirty-four by acclamation at the UN Headquarters in New York at the opening of the 2020 Session.

He explained that the figure included the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mali, Central African Republic and Lebanon, among others countries.

Itegboje thanked the members for the confidence being reposed on him and Nigeria, while promising to ensure that the Committee would deliver its mandate.

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