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Secretary-General Appoints Major General Moses Bisong Obi of Nigeria
Force Commander of United Nations Mission in Sudan
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced the appointment of Major General Moses Bisong Obi of Nigeria as Force Commander of the United Nations Mission in Sudan (UNMIS).
Major General Obi succeeds Lieutenant General Paban Jung Thapa of Nepal, to whom the Secretary-General is grateful for his dedicated service to UNMIS and his leadership of its military component through a challenging period of Sudanís peace process.
Major General Obi has served in two previous United Nations peacekeeping missions, as Platoon Commander in the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), and as Deputy Sector Commander in the United Nations Mission in Sierra Leone (UNAMSIL).† He was also Commanding Officer of the ECOWAS [Economic Community of West African States] Monitoring Group (ECOMOG), Commanding Officer of the Multi-National Joint Task Force Operation in Lake Chad, and Acting Commander of the ECOMOG Ground Task Force in Liberia.
Major General Obi attended the Armed Forces Command and Staff College and the Nigerian Defence Academy.
Born in Nigeria in 1956, he is married and has four children.
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