WTO DG: Okonjo-Iweala has given a true voice to African women, says Gbubemi Ikolo

Posted by News Express | 18 February 2021 | 612 times

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•Incoming WTO DG Okonjo-Iweala


Delta State Commissioner for Technical Education, Hon Mrs Gbubemi Ikolo, has congratulated former Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, on her emergence as Director General of the World Trade Organization (WTO).

In a statement, Mrs Ikolo said she was proud to about an illustrious Deltan, and a female has successfully emerged as WTO boss after a very highly competitive and protracted process.

She described her as a brilliant, hardworking, and world-class economist who has distinguished herself globally and as a two-time Minister of Finance, led Nigeria’s Economy to exit foreign debt obligation.

The Technical Education Commissioner stressed that the emergence of Okonjo-Iweala as the first female and first African leader of World Trade Organization (WTO) in its 25 years history, has given a true voice to women in the state, country, and Africa at large.

Mrs Ikolo urged Dr. Iweala to re-enact that which she has always done, and bring pride and honour to Delta, Abia, her husband’s state, as well as Nigeria and Africa at large.

Source: News Express

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