President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with the former Minister of Finance and Economy, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala on her election as the Director-General of the World Trade Organisation, WTA.
On behalf of the Federal Government and all Nigerians, Buhari congratulated Okonjo-Iweala for 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,” a statement signed by Garba Shehu and made available to reporters Abuja on Monday said.
Shehu added that Buhari affirmed that Dr Okonjo-Iweala, who over the years set major records of economic reforms in Nigeria as the 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.
He said that the President joins family, friends and colleagues in wishing Dr Okonjo-Iweala well in her new endeavour.