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Buhari Congratulates Okonjo-Iweala, Says She Will Excel In Her New Position As WTO DG

Valentine Chinyem



President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated former Finance Minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, who was appointed as Director-General of the World Trade Organisation yesterday.

He said, he has no doubt the renowned economist would do well in her new position.

The message is following the confirmation of her appointment on Monday.


According to President Buhari, who on behalf of the Federal Government and all Nigerians, warmly felicitated with Dr. Okonjo-Iweala on her election, says her appointment is 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,” the President stated.

In the statement which was issued by his special media aide, Dr. Okonjo-Iweala, who over the years has 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 joined the family, friends, and colleagues in wishing Dr. Okonjo-Iweala well in her new endeavor.