WTO DG: Atiku, Obi, Others Felicitate Okonjo-Iweala

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Congratulatory messages are pouring-in for Nigeria’s former finance minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala following her appointment as the first female Director-General of the World Trade Organisation.

Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar tweeted, “Dr (Mrs) @NOIweala is a woman I know very well, because we worked at close quarters between 2003 and 2007, when she served in our administration in various capacities, most notably as Finance Minister.

“It is not hyperbole when I say that no one could be more qualified for the job of Director General of the World Trade Organisation than her, and I congratulate her for her success at being the first female and African DG of the WTO.”

Former Governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi tweeted, “Dr. (Mrs) Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala @NOIweala has always been a shinning star, not just in our country Nigeria, but across the world where her leadership impact has been felt.

“Her appointment for this lofty position as DG @WTO has not come as a surprise to those of us who know her well. I am definitely sure she will perform creditably in her new assignment.”

Senator Bukola Saraki also congratulated Okonjo-Iweala through his verified twitter handle.

He tweeted, “As she prepares to lead the World Trade Organization (WTO), I congratulate Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala on her emergence as the next Director General.”

Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, and many others have congratulated Okonjo-Iweala who becomes the first African to lead the organisation.



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