Following the usual consultations, I would like to inform you of my intention to appoint Lieutenant General A.T.M. Zahirul Alam (Bangladesh) as Force Commander of UNMIL. Lieutenant General Alam will replace Lieutenant General Chikadibia Obiakor of Nigeria, whose tour ended on 18 July 2008. I would like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude to Lieutenant General Obiakor for his exemplary and highly professional service in UNMIL.
I should be grateful if you would bring this matter to the attention of the members of the Security Council.
(Signed) Ban Ki-moon