Nigeria has been elected into the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations.
The election which took place in the UN General Assembly meeting in New York on Wednesday saw Nigeria emerge alongside 17 other countries as new members of the council that drives the economic, social and environmental agenda of the UN..
All the newly elected ECOSOC members will serve for three years with effect from Jan.1, 2021.
Other African countries elected to serve with Nigeria following endorsement and presentation by their respective sub-regional organisations are Madagascar, Liberia, Libya and Zimbabwe.
Indonesia, Japan and Solomon Islands were elected to represent Asia-and Pacific states, while Bulgaria, Austria, France, Germany, Portugal, the United Kingdom were elected to represent Eastern and Western Europe.
Argentina, Bolivia, Guatemala and Mexico were chosen to represent the Latin American and Caribbean Group.