President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday congratulated former Minister of Finance and Economy, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala on her election as Director General of the World Trade Organisation.
A statement signed by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu says the Harvard-educated and renowned economist has taken up another onerous task of service to the world and humanity.
It notes that the President believes her track record of integrity, diligence and passion for development will continue to yield positive results and rewards to mankind.
According to the statement, President Buhari affirms that Dr Okonjo-Iweala, who over the years has 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 joins family, friends and colleagues in wishing Dr Okonjo-Iweala well in her new endeavour.