On behalf of the Government and the good people of Imo State, I join Nigerians all over the world to congratulate a distinguished Nigerian, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala on her appointment as the next World Trade Organization – WTO Director-General.
Today, Dr. Okonjo-Iweala has made global history as the first woman and the first African to lead the international trade body – the WTO. This is indeed a feat we are very proud of.
Winning this keenly contested position is a testament of the doggedness, resilience and tenacity of the Nigerian spirit.
It is my firm belief that she’s equal to the huge tasks ahead, which are to reform the WTO, create a fair trade, equal opportunities and prosperity for everyone.
I congratulate her once again and cheers to greater heights.