Maj. Gen. Lincoln Ogunewe, a Nigerian has been elected as the Dean of Military and Police Advisers Community in New York. He is the first African to be so elected in 19 years of the association.
Ogunlewe is the Nigeria’s Military Adviser to the UN.
He took over the mantle of leadership from Col. Nattawut Sabyeroop of Thailand who handed over the Dean’s gavel and symbol of authority.
The MPAC is an informal group of individuals performing military and police advisory or liaison functions in New York with regard to the UN.
The association is aimed at providing an informal forum for professional exchanges of views and opinions within the community as well as with the UN secretariat and other organisations on all peacekeeping related issues.
It is also expected to familiarise new members of the community on how to work with the secretariat of the UN through induction programmes organised by the community among others.
The elated Ogunewe, in his remarks thanked his colleagues for his election, assuring to build on the ‘strong foundation’ laid by his predecessor.