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.”
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.
— Peter Obi (@PeterObi) February 15, 2021
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.”
As she prepares to lead the World Trade Organization (WTO), I congratulate Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala on her emergence as the next Director General. https://t.co/PmRr0ogx88
— Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki (@bukolasaraki) February 15, 2021
Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, and many others have congratulated Okonjo-Iweala who becomes the first African to lead the organisation.
On behalf of all Deltans, I join all Nigerians in congratulating one of our most renowned citizens, Ngozi Okonjo Iweala, on her emergence as the next Director-General of the World Trade Organisation. pic.twitter.com/y4UEWkDzPX
— Dr. Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa (@IAOkowa) February 15, 2021
Congratulations to my friend Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala on becoming the first female Director-General of the @wto.
I’ve known Ngozi for many years. Her strong will and determination will drive her to tirelessly promote free trade to the benefit of people worldwide. pic.twitter.com/HSVf2kk1Qt
— Christine Lagarde (@Lagarde) February 15, 2021
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala's confirmation as DG of the WTO is yet another proof of the sterling quality of Ministers who served Nigeria under previous Govts, compared with what is currently obtainable.
Hers is a victory of truth over falsehood peddled by social media ponmo boys.
— Demola Olarewaju (@DemolaRewaju) February 15, 2021
Nigeria’s Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is appointed as the next World Trade Organization (WTO), Director-General. She has just made history as the first woman and the first African to lead the WTO.
— Bashir Ahmad (@BashirAhmaad) February 15, 2021
Our igbo sister did it. congrats To Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala she has been appointed as the new Director General of the World Trade Organization (WTO), headquartered in Geneva Switzerland.
She is the first African and the first woman to head the WTO. pic.twitter.com/2yL8qjlhxv
— SAMKLEF (@SAMKLEF) February 15, 2021
Former MD World Bank 2007,
First female Finance Minister Nigeria 2003, Euromoney Global Finance Minister 2005,
2021, the world’s first female and first African DG of World Trade Organization.
If not that we are an insane country,
Ngozi Okonjo Iweala is a material for President.
— #OurFavOnlineDoc 🩺🇳🇬🇬🇧💎 (@DrOlufunmilayo) February 15, 2021