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Delta governor felicitates Okonjo-Iweala at 70

Mr Oborevwori described Mrs Okonjo-Iweala as a shining example of professionalism and integrity.

• June 13, 2024
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala (Credit: Twitter)
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala (Credit: Twitter)

Delta State governor, Sheriff Oborevwori, has congratulated the Director-General of the World Trade Organisation, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, as she clocks 70.

The governor’s felicitation is contained in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Festus Ahon, on Thursday, in Asaba.

He described Okonjo-Iweala as a distinguished daughter of Delta from Ogwashi-Uku, praising her for being the first African woman to lead the global trade organisation.

Mr Oborevwori said that she was a shining example of professionalism and integrity, and a great role model for women.

He commended the WTO Director-General for her sublime and remarkable achievements in support of Nigeria and the international financial sector.

Mr Oborevwori remarked that Okonjo-Iweala made laudable contributions to the development of Nigeria’s economy, as a two-time finance minister.

He extolled Mrs Okonjo-Iweala for her intellect and skill as a leading economist and specialist in international development, whose faultless work over the years won her praise from all over the world.

He stated, “As a state, we take great pride in your impressive achievements, which have earned you numerous accolades and recognition over the years. Your innovative contributions as finance minister under Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan are particularly noteworthy. On behalf of my family, the Delta State government, and our people, I extend warm congratulations to you, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, on your 70th birth anniversary.

“I join your family, colleagues, and well-wishers in expressing gratitude to God for your remarkable life, filled with outstanding accomplishments and fulfilment. As you celebrate three scores and ten, I pray that God grants you continued good health, happiness, and many more years of impactful contributions to the global economy.”

(NAN)

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