President Muhammadu Buhari, Monday, congratulated Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, former Nigeria’s minister for finance and foreign affairs, for her selection as the director general of the World Trade Organization, W.T.O.
In a statement issued on Monday by Garba Shehu, senior special assistant on media and publicity, Buhari said she has brought joy and more honour to Nigeria, and expressed confidence that given her pedigree, Okonjo-Iweala would excel at her new job.
“On behalf of the Federal Government and all Nigerians, President Muhammadu Buhari warmly felicitates with former Minister of Finance and Economy, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala on her election as Director General of the World Trade Organization, bringing joy and more honour to the country.
“As the Harvard-educated and renowned economist takes up another onerous task of service to the world and humanity, the President believes her track record of integrity, diligence and passion for development will continue to yield positive results and rewards to mankind.”
President Buhari affirmed that “Dr Okonjo-Iweala, who over the years set major records of economic reforms in Nigeria as Minister of Finance, and later Minister of Foreign Affairs, will excel in her new position and validate the global mandate of repositioning and strengthening the multilateral institution for the greater good of all.”
President Buhari supported Okonjo-Iweala’s candidacy and put Nigeria’s diplomatic weight behind her to make her selection possible.
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