Martin Uhomoibhi

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Martin Uhomoibhi is the President of the Human Rights Council.

"H.E Dr. Martin Uhomoibhi assumed duty as the Permanent Representative of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to the United Nations Office and other International Organisations in Geneva on 15 March, 2007 following the presentation of his credentials to the Director-General of the United Nations Office in Geneva. He is also concurrently accredited as the Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to the Swiss Confederation. Prior to his appointment to Geneva, Dr. Uhomoibhi served as the acting Director of the Office of the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Abuja since 2004. From July 2003 to January 2004, he was the Deputy Director and Head of Division for Inter-African Affairs at the Ministry. In 2000, Dr. Uhomoibhi was appointed Minister and Deputy Head of Mission to the Nigerian Embassy in Addis Ababa, where he concurrently served as Nigeria’s representative to the African Union and to the Economic Commission for Africa until 2003. In 1999, he was appointed Consul-General of Nigeria in Atlanta, with responsibility for United States-Nigeria relations in 16 states of the South-eastern United States. From 1995 to 1999, Dr. Uhomoibhi served as Special Assistant to the Minister of Foreign Affairs. Prior to that, from 1993 to 1995, he served as coordinator and alternative representative of Nigeria to the Security Council in New York. Dr. Uhomoibhi started his diplomatic career in 1984, when he joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as a Senior First Secretary. In his previous career, from 1977 to 1984, he was a lecturer in diplomatic and African history at the University of Ibadan in Nigeria. Dr. Uhomoibhi graduated from the University of Ibadan in 1976 with a bachelor’s degree in history. He holds a master’s in history and political science from the University of Ibadan and a D. Phil from Oxford University in Modern History and International Relations. " [1]

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  1. Martin Uhomoibhi, nigerian-mission, accessed April 9, 2009.