Reporter : CHINEDU ANYASO
Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has congratulated Dr. Ngozi Okonjo Iweala on her emergence as the Director General of the World Trade Organization (WTO).
Responding to the official confirmation of Dr. Okonjo Iweala’s appointment by the WTO, in statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Onyebuchi Ememanka, Governor Ikpeazu expresses profound joy, describing the woman as a history maker, pace setter and powerful pathfinder for the women folk on the global scene.
According to the Governor Ikpeazu, Dr. Okonjo Iweala’s emergence as the first woman ever and the first African to hold the lofty position, is a clear testimony to her brilliance, tenacity, experience and wide acceptance across international borders.
The Governor maintains that her emergence is yet another evidence that excellence and hardwork have their rewards, even at the highest level.
He notes that Dr. Okonjo Iweala, an Abia woman, remains a source of pride to the people of Abia State, recalling many strategic interventions made possible by Dr. Okonjo Iweala, which directly benefitted the people of Abia State during her stint as Nigeria’s Minister of Finance.
The Governor expresses confident that Dr Okonjo Iweala will bring to bear on her new assignment, that depth of international experience, deft diplomatic maneuvers, excellence in cross border relationship management and unassailable credentials in global economic development.