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Amina Mohammed: ‘A woman as president of Nigeria would be great’

The UN deputy secretary-general discusses the key issues affecting women in her home country and around the world.

Amina Mohammed has risen from humble beginnings in Nigeria to become the most powerful woman in the United Nations. For more than 30 years, she has worked hard to shine a light on the developmental challenges facing our world – particularly women.

At a time when there are concerns that the COVID-19 pandemic could wipe out the progress made towards gender equality in multiple areas, what can be done to build back a fair world for women after the injustices of the pandemic? And would she like to become Nigeria’s first female president?

UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed talks to Al Jazeera.