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Former Deputy Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Prof. Kingsley Moghalu, has been elected member of Board of Directors of the Academic Council on the United Nations System, ACUNS.

The ACUNS is an independent, global nonprofit organisation of scholars and practitioners.

It was established in 1987 to stimulate and support research and teaching on the role of the United Nations system in international relations.

Moghalu, a presidential candidate in the 2019 general election, who recently again announced his intention to run for presidency in 2023, disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday.

According to him, the news of his election was conveyed in a letter by Dr Lise Morjé Howard, President of ACUNS and Professor of Government and Foreign Service at Georgetown University in Washington DC.

“On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Academic Council on the United Nations System, I write with the news that the ACUNS Nominations Committee and Board of Directors have each voted unanimously to accept your nomination to join ACUNS as a Director, for the period June 2021 – June 2025,” Moghalu quoted Howard as saying in the letter.

In his reaction to the development, Moghalu said: “I am greatly honored to have been elected to the Board of Directors of ACUNS.

“I look forward to contributing to the corporate governance and the substantive work of this distinguished global network.

“That is to help shape the global thinking on how the UN system can adapt to the contemporary global environment and continue to be useful to its nearly 200 member countries.”

The former CBN boss said that he, together with Maria Espinosa, former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ecuador and President of the 73rd Session of the UN General Assembly, would also be Keynote Speakers in the first plenary session of the upcoming ACUNS Annual Meeting on June 24.

Moghalu said he would speak on the theme of the session: ,“Change and Inclusion in the Time of COVID”.

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