President Muhammadu Buhari has sent his congratulations to Dr.Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala the first female and African Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO).
The President in a statement today 15th February, 2021through Garba Shehu, his senior special assistant on media and publicity said her emergence has brought joy and more honour to Nigeria as a country.
She begins her tenure on 1st March 2021.
Reacting to the development, President Buhari congratulated her and urged her to use her new position to serve humankind just as she’s been doing in the past.
He wished her well in the new endeavour.
The statement reads: “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.