- Amina Mohammed, the deputy secretary-general of the UN, has disclosed why she was called minister of dustbin in Nigeria
- Mohammed said some people did not see the real value of her office as minister of environment
- The mother of six also spoke about every of the 17 goals that make up the SDGs as her children
Amina Mohammed, the deputy secretary-general of the United Nations (UN), has disclosed that people call her dustbin lady when President Muhammadu Buhari appointed her as the minister of environment.
Daily Trust reports that Mohammed on Tuesday, September 11, disclosed that she was called that name because the real value was not attached to her office as minister of environment.
NAIJ.com gathered that she made this known while speaking at the International Monetary and the UN working together conversation.
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President Buhari appointed Mohammed in November 2015. She resigned from Nigerian Federal Executive Council on 24 February 2017 to assume office as the 5th deputy secretary general of the United Nations.
According to her, “I have to tell you, when I went back to Nigeria as minister of environment, my state was saying, it was environment they gave you? that is the dustbin lady. They did not even get that environment was broader than just waste disposal.”
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She said the UN and IMF must have better conversations on the demands of a growing economy, seeking ways to make growth better and inclusive.
The mother of six also spoke about every of the 17 goals that make up the SDGs as her children, saying all were equally important for the future of the world.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that Amina Mohammed said it was regrettable that Nigeria is not taking advantage of opportunities at the UN especially in terms of job openings for young graduates.
The deputy secretary-general of the UN at a cultural night organised by Nigerians working at the United Nations Systems.
She revealed that there were openings via the Junior Professional Officers’ (JPO) Programme, including internship for young graduates.
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