The Secretary-general of the United Nations (UN), Ban Ki Moon, has appointed Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, a member of the United Nations Institute For Training And Research (UNITAR).
According to a statement by PRNigeria, a media group for the government and military, the Minister’s appointment was effective from January 1.
“The Hon. Minister of Transportation Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi has been appointed by the Secretary General of the United Nations Mr. 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 said.
The purpose of UNITAR is to maintain peace, security and development in developing nations like Nigeria.
It is an autonomous Institute established within the framework of the United Nations for the purpose of enhancing the effectiveness of government in achieving major objectives of the UN.
The director, decentralized corporation UNITAR, Alex Mejia, presented the letter to Amaechi on behalf of the UN Secretary General, Ki-Moon.
“By this appointment, the Hon. minister, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi is expected to make useful and valuable contributions to the growth and development of UNITAR and is now empowered to guide UNITAR and all its works in Nigeria”, Mejia said.
While expressing his gratitude for the honour, the Minister promised to work in accordance with the rules and guidelines of UNITAR and to ensure that the objectives in Nigeria are achieved