The Nigerian women folk was indeed made proud few weeks back when former minister of environment Haija Amina Mohammed was appointed as fifth Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, she since resumed her duty post in New York, United States.
But the good things about this appointment is that Nigerian women are making their impact known globally and this is not for anything but for their efficient and effective services which many women in her category are not been recognized for. In line with the recent call for girl child education during the last international women's day, Hajia Amina has just proved skeptics right that what a man can do a woman can even do better and she is up to the task, having come from a solid academic background. She now join the league of high-flying Nigerian female achievers like Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iwela, Dr. Oby Ezekwesili, late Professor Dora Akunyili, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun and a host of others who have all held top post at International bodies. Amina Mohammed had been a strong advocate of women empowerment over the years and her position prior to the last International Women Week on the place of women remains unchanged till date. Amina Mohammed was a key player in the Post-2015 development process, serving as the Special Adviser to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon on Post-2015 development planning. In this role, she acted as the link between the Secretary-General, his High Level Panel of Eminent Persons (HLP), and the General Assembly’s Open Working Group (OWG), among other stakeholders.