December 07, 1957 (age 65)
Zagga, Northern Region, British Nigeria
Tijjani Muhammad-Bande is a Nigerian diplomat, academic and political scientist who was the President of the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly from 17 September 2019 to 15 September 2020. He previously served as Vice President from September 2016.
Tijjani Muhammad-Bande was born and raised in Zagga, a town in present-day Kebbi State.
In 1980, Tijanni Muhammed-Bande started work as a Graduate Assistant at Usman Danfodiyo University in Sokoto and rose to the rank of professor in 1998. Between 2004 - 2009, he served as Vice-Chancellor at the university.
From 2000 - 2004, he served as the Director-General of the Le Centre Africain de Formation et de Recherche Administratives pour le Développement (CAFRAD) in Tangier, Morocco.
Between 2010 - 2016, Professor Muhammad-Bande served as the Director-General of Nigeria's National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies.
On 11 November 2022, President Muhammadu Buhari conferred the Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger on Tijjani Muhammad-Bande.
Tijani Muhammad-Bande is married with four children.