Amaechi Bags International Appointment

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By KayCee January 23, 2016 08:00

Rotimi Amaechi, minister of Transport and former Rivers state governor has been appointed as a member of the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR).

According to PR Nigeria, Amaechi was appointed by Ban Ki Moon, secretary-general of the United Nations (UN).

The Hon. Minister of Transportation Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi has been appointed by the secretary general of the United Nations, Ban ki-moon to serve as a Member of the Board of Trustees of the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) for a three years term beginning from January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2018,” the statement announcing his appointment read.

CORRECTION REMOVES REFERENCE TO POPULATION - Rivers state governor, Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi, speaks to foreign journalist in Lagos, Nigeria, Monday Sept. 2, 2013. The governor says that a new splinter group he formed within the ruling party along with six other governors and a former presidential candidate are trying to pressure the party to do more about poverty, crime and education. The move is the first major internal challenge to President Goodluck Jonathan since he was elected in 2011. Gov. Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi said Monday that they intend to transform the ruling People’s Democratic Party from a party that presents a candidate for elections to a party with better ideology.  (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

Presenting the letter to Amaechi on behalf of Ban Ki Moon, Alex Mejia, director, decentralized corporation UNITAR, said Amaechi is expected to make useful and valuable contributions to the growth and development of UNITAR and has also been empowered to guide UNITAR and all its works in Nigeria.

Speaking after his appointment, Amaechi thanked Ban Ki Moon, pledging to work in accordance with the rules and guidelines of UNITAR.

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KayCee
By KayCee January 23, 2016 08:00