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Nigeria has been elected to the 41-member executive board of the newly created UN agency on gender equality and women empowerment, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.

The 54-member Economic and Social Council , one of the six principal organs of the UN, elected the new board members on Wednesday in New York.

The board members were chosen from the five regional groups at the UN and top financial contributors to the agency.

Nigeria Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN, Mr Bukun Onemola said the election of Nigeria was an indication that the country 'must get it right on all issues pertaining to women.''

'We have done a lot in that direction but we still need to move forward,'' he said.