“I Will Name World Leaders To Help You On WTO Job”
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Muhammadu Buhari
Former Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has acquired the assist and assurance of President Muhammadu Buhari after he disclosed he’ll make sure that she secures the World Commerce Organisation, WTO DG job.
The President made this assertion on Monday when Okonjo-Iweala paid him a go to on the presidential villa.
Recall that Okonjo Iweala and Yoo Myung-hee, the South Korean minister of commerce, are the 2 closing candidates for the highest place on the WTO.
Whoever emerges between the duo will turn out to be the primary feminine WTO DG for the reason that organisation was arrange 25 years in the past.
In response to Buhari, Okonjo-Iweala is deserving of the job due to her profile and diligence in serving the nation and the world.
“I guarantee you that we are going to do all that we are able to to make sure that you emerge because the Director-Common of WTO, not solely as a result of you’re a Nigerian, however as a result of you’re a hardworking Nigerian. You deserve this,’’ Buhari mentioned.
The president assured her that he would make some telephone calls and ship letters to some world leaders for extra assist.
“I did the identical for Dr Akinwunmi Adesina for President of the African Growth Financial institution. Each of you served the nation below the Peoples Democratic Celebration (PDP). You’re each extremely certified,” he mentioned.
“We are going to proceed to assist you. I’ll instantly make these calls.”
Commenting on the president’s assist, Okonjo-Iweala mentioned she is proud to be a Nigerian.
She additionally appreciated Financial Group of West African States (ECOWAS) leaders for his or her endorsement.