GOVERNOR WIKE SAID THAT DR. NGOZI OKONJU- IWEALA’S APPOINTMENT AS DIRECTOR-GENERAL, WTO WAS BEACON OF HOPE FOR NIGERIA.
Written by miebaka ikiriko on February 17, 2021
Governor Nyesom Wike says the World has entered a new epoch with the appointment of Dr. Ngozi Okonjo Iweala as the Director General of the World Trade Organization, WTO.
Governor Wike in a statement signed by his Special Assistant on Media, Kelvin Ebiri said the appointment of Dr. Okonjo Iweala, a onetime Minister of Finance and Chairman of President Goodluck Jonathan’s Economic Team to lead the WTO was a beacon of hope for Nigeria.
The Governor said he was confident that Dr. Okonjo Iweala who had distinguished herself as a renowned Economist and contributed to the economic successes of many nations would usher in a new era in the WTO.
He stated that the new Director General of the WTO throughout her career at the World Bank and Nigeria’s Former Minister of Finance had consistently demonstrated an exceptional taste for transparency and passion for equity.
Governor Wike observed that having served in the Federal Executive Council with Dr. Okonjo Iweala, he was confident that she would remain committed to her principles of transparency, accountability and equity, which the world was yearning for. The Governor on behalf of the government and people of Rivers State