Unverified reports reaching us have it that Nigeria’s Minister of Transportation 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).
The statement announcing his appointment reads: “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 Guardian reports that the appointment is for a three-year term beginning from January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2018.
It was learnt that letter of appointment was presented to Amaechi on behalf of Ban Ki Moon, by Alex Mejia, director, decentralized corporation UNITAR.
UNITAR 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 United Nations particularly for the purpose of maintaining peace, security and development in developing nations like Nigeria.