WTO DG: You Have Brought Honour To Nigeria, Buhari Tells Okonjo-Iweala

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Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House, Abuja on Monday, September 12, 2020. Photo: [email protected]
WTO DG: You Have Brought Honour To Nigeria, Buhari Tells Okonjo-Iweala - Vantage News Nigeria
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House, Abuja on Monday, September 12, 2020. Photo: [email protected]

President Muhammadu Buhari, has congratulated Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala on her appointment as the Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO).

In a statement of Monday, Buhari told Okonjo-Iweala that she has brought joy and honour to Nigeria.

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He expressed optimism in the ability of Okonjo-Iweala to deliver positive result in her new position.

Buhari said, “On behalf of the Federal Government and all Nigerians, I congratulate Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala on her election as Director General of the World Trade Organisation, bringing joy and more honour to the country.

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“I believe her track record of integrity, diligence and passion for development will continue to yield positive results and rewards to mankind, and that she will validate the global mandate of repositioning and strengthening the WTO for the greater good of all.”

VANTAGE NEWS reported that Okonjo-Iweala was on Monday, confirmed as the new Director-General of the World Trade Organisation, becoming the first woman and African to lead the organisation.

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