Says it demonstrates inclusiveness, equality and social justice
By Gabriel Ewepu – Abuja
The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre, CISLAC, Tuesday, lauded reappointment of United Nations Deputy Secretary-General, Amina Mohammed, for second term of five years.
This was contained in a statement signed by the Executive Director, CISLAC, Auwal Ibrahim Rafsanjani, where it described the reappointment as demonstration of inclusiveness, equality and social justice.
The statement also applauded the UN Secretary General, António Guterres, for reappointing Mohammed as his deputy.
António Guterres was on Friday reappointed to a second term as UN Secretary-General, pledging as his priority, to continue helping the world chart a course out of the COVID-19 pandemic and on same day also reappointed Mohammed to serve in his second term in office.
Their second term starts on January 1, 2022, and will run for a period of five years, and it will recalled that he (Guterres) had succeeded Ban Ki-moon in January 2017 as the 19th Secretary-General of the United Nations, while Mohammed served as the Special Adviser to Ban Ki-moon on post-2015 development planning, which focused on the 2030 agenda for sustainable development goals.
The statement reads in part, “The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) commends the re-appointment of Mrs. Amina Mohammed as the United Nations Deputy Secretary-General for the second term of five years.
“While we applaud the Secretary General for the well-deserved re-appointment, we are convinced that the re-appointment is an appreciation of her efficient performance, sterling qualities, credibility, integrity and track records suitable for the re-consideration.
“We also observed in the re-appointment, practically demonstrated spirit of inclusiveness, equality and social justice by the Secretary General.”
Pointing out her sterling qualities the statement continues, “As we rejoice with Nigeria and the international community, we observed hitherto in her selfless service, genuine passion and commitment towards improving the quality of lives of humanity across the world, especially in the areas of poverty eradication, COVID-19 pandemic prevention and impact mitigation, social justice, gender equality, climate change, sustainable democracy, global peace and security, and human rights.”
The statement also expressed hope, “We are therefore hopeful that Mrs. Mohammed’s re-appointment will accelerate existing gains and enhance global partnership for implementation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).”