President Muhammadu Buhari has, on behalf of the Federal Government and all Nigerians, congratulated former Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, on her election as Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO), bringing joy and more honour to the country.
According to a statement by Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President (Media & Publicity) on Monday, the president affirmed that as the Harvard-educated and renowned economist takes up another onerous task of service to the world and humanity, her track record of integrity, diligence and passion for development will continue to yield positive results and rewards to mankind.
President Buhari expressed his belief 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 joined family, friends and colleagues in wishing Dr Okonjo-Iweala well in her new endeavour. The statement said .