Dr. Ngozi-Okonjo Iweala has brought honour to Nigeria and the Igbo nation
The Chairman, Board of Trustees (BoT), Ndi-Igbo United Forum (NUF), Hon. Chief Chinedu Mba, has described the emergence of Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, as the first female and African Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) as a good omen to Nigeria.
In a statement signed by his Media Assistant, Emmanuel Obinna, and made available to SummitNews, Chief Mba on behalf of Ndi-Igbo in Nigeria and the Diaspora, felicitated with the former Minister of Finance and Economy, on her election as DG of the WTO.
The BoT chairman noted that as a renowned economist, Dr. Okonjo-Iweala’s her track record of integrity, diligence and passion for development has continued to yield positive testimonies, adding that her rewards for merit and excellence have brought more honour and joy to the Igbo nation and Nigeria at large.
According to the statement, “it will never be forgotten that on February 15, a daughter of Ndi-Igbo emerged as the first woman and the first African to lead the World Trade Organization WTO.
“Her competence, her wide experience as a renowned international development expert, and the collective support from Ndi-Igbo will help her to excel in her new position.”
Despite the havoc the Covid-19 pandemic inflicted on economies across the world, Chief Mba urged the Director-General to develop her famous intellect, integrity and energy in leading the WTO to promote prosperity through fair trade.
He called on Ndi-Igbo both in Nigeria and in the Diaspora to give Dr.Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the maximum support she needs to succeed, pointing out that her victory has shown that “we can always triumph at the global level by putting our best foot forward.”