Nigeria’s minister of environment, Amina Muhammed, is the only Nigeria who, made it into the list of world’s greatest leaders by Fortune Magazine.
The 2016 list contains 50 outstanding personalities who have distinguished themselves in their areas of endeavours. Mrs Mohammed occupies the 39th position on the list.
A brief profile of the Minister written by Fortune Magazine reads, “As special adviser on post-2015 development planning to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Mohammed had to rally 193 countries to endorse the same objectives for the next 15 years. Acting as the point person for the Sustainable Development Goals, she helped bridge the divide between developing countries and First World nations, and by September all member states signed on to 17 goals related to wiping out poverty and tackling climate change. Now Nigeria’s Environment Minister, Mohammed is trying to make renewable a bigger factor in the oil-producing country’s energy strategy.”