Buhari Celebrates Okonjo-Iweala, Says  She’s ‘Joy and Honour’ to Nigeria

February 16, 2021
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*Dr (Mrs) Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO).

By Abraham Olatokunbo

President Muhammadu Buhari Monday celebrated WTO’s new director-general and Nigeria’s former minister of finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala.

Buhari in a statement by Malam Garba Shehu, said Okonjo-Iweala has by her appointment, brought joy and more honour to the country.

The full statement...

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 Organisation, 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 affirms 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.

The President joins family, friends and colleagues in wishing Dr Okonjo-Iweala well in her new endeavour.

*Garba Shehu

Senior Special Assistant to the President

(Media & Publicity)

February 15, 2021

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