Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has described the appointment of Dr.Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as the Director-General of the World Trade Organization ( WTO) as a new epoch for the world.
Governor Wike in a statement issued on his behalf by his Special Assistant on Media, Kelvin Ebiri said the appointment of Nigeria’s former Minister of Finance and Chairperson of former President Goodluck Jonathan’s Economic Team is a beacon of hope to all well- meaning Nigerians.
He said he was of the settled conviction that the renowned economist and financial expert who has brought her expertise to bear on the economies of many nations, will usher in a new era in the WTO and continue to bring honour to the country.
The statement read in part: “Having served in the Federal Executive Council with Dr. Okonjo-Iweala, I am confident that she will remain committed to her principles of transparency, accountability and equity which the world is yearning for”.
” On behalf of the Government and people of Rivers State, I also take this opportunity to extend our heartfelt congratulations to you as a beacon of hope for our dear nation. “