Amina J. Mohammed Biography, Age, Early Life, Family, Education, Career And Net Worth

Amina J. Mohammed

Amina J. Mohammed is a Nigerian politician and diplomat who is currently serving as the Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations.

Prior to her getting into the seat, she served as the Minister of Environment in Nigeria from 2015 to 2017. She has also handled several other top positions, including acting as the Senior Special Assistant to the President of Nigeria on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
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Amina J. Mohammed Profile

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Full name: Amina Jane Mohammed
Date of birth: 27th June 1961
Age: 59 years (2020)
Nationality: Nigerian
Education: Henley Management College
Children: Six (including Nadine Ibrahim)
Occupation: Politician
Political party: All Progressives Congress (APC)
Net worth

Amina J. Mohammed Biography, Date Of Birth, Early Life, Family And Education

Amina Mohammed was born on the 27th of June, 1961 in Kaduna State to a British mother and a Nigerian father. Her father, a Nigerian herdsman and a vet, met her mother, a nurse, while studying in Britain. Amina is the eldest of their five daughters.

Amina Mohammed had her primary education in Capital School, Kaduna, obtaining her Primary Six Certificate in 1972. She subsequently proceeded to Buchan School Isle of Manchester, UK for her Ordinary Level Certificate. She also obtained a degree from the prestigious Henley Management College, UK in 1989.

Ms. Mohammed has been conferred several honorary doctorates and has served as an adjunct professor, lecturing on international development.


In 1981, Amina J. Mohammedstarted working with Archcon Nigeria, an architectural design firm in association with Norman and Dawbarn United Kingdom. In 1991, she left the firm and founded Afri-Projects Consortium. She served as Afri-Projects Consortium's Executive Director until 2001.

Between 2002 to 2005, Mohammed coordinated the Task Force on Gender and Education for the United Nations Millennium Project. She later acted as the Senior Special Assistant to the President of Nigeria on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

She served as the CEO and founder of the Think Tank Center for Development Policy Solutions and as an Adjunct Professor for the Master's in Development Practice program at Columbia University.

In November 2015, Mohammed started serving as the Federal Minister of Environment in the cabinet of President Muhammadu Buhari, a position she held until February 2017.

In January 2017, António Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General announced his intention to appoint Mohammed Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations.

Personal Life

Ms. Amina J. Mohammed is blessed with six children, including popular Nigerian film director and entrepreneur, Nadine Ibrahim. Nadine is the CEO of a Nigerian-based multimedia company, Nailamedia, founded in 2017.

Awards and Recognition

Ms. Amina J. Mohammed's good workers have earned gher numerous awards and recognitions, including:
• Order of the Federal Republic (2006)
• Nigerian Women's Hall of Fame (2007)
• Ford Family Notre Dame Award for International Development and Solidarity (2015)
• Diplomat of the Year Awards (2017)
• BBC 100 Women (2018) for her work as deputy secretary general of the United Nations
• Global Citizen Prize World Leader Award 2019

Social Media Handles

You can connect with Amina J. Mohammed on:
Twitter @AminaJMohammed
Instagram @AminaJMohammed

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