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    UNIS/BIO/1155
    27 July 2017

    New Permanent Representative of Nigeria presents credentials

    (Based on information provided by the Protocol and Liaison Service)

    VIENNA, 27 July (UN Information Service) - The new Permanent Representative of Nigeria to the United Nations (Vienna), Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Vivian Nwunaku Rose Okeke, presented her credentials today to the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV), Yury Fedotov.

    During her career Ms. Okeke has served in various capacities, among them:

    Director of the America and Caribbean Affairs Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Nigeria (since 2015); Director of the Joint Commission, Trade and Investment Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Nigeria (2014-2015); Minister (Economic) at the Nigerian Embassy in Washington D.C., United States (2010-2014); Deputy Director of the First United Nations Division, in charge of the First Committee (2008-2010); Special Assistant to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Joy Ogwu (2006-2008); Head of Chancery, Consulate-General of Nigeria in New York, United States (2002-2006); Special Assistant to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dubem Onyia (1998-2001); First Secretary, Embassy of Nigeria in Brussels, Belgium (1993-1998).

    She holds a B.Sc. in International studies from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria, as well as an M.Sc. in Political Science from the University of Lagos, Nigeria.

    Ms. Okeke is married and has four children.

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