The Governor of Abia State, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu has sent a warm congratulatory message to Dr. Ngozi Okonjo Iweala on her emergence as the New Director General of the World Trade Organization (WTO).
Responding to the official confirmation of Dr. Okonjo Iweala’s appointment by the WTO, Governor Ikpeazu expressed deep and profound joy, describing the woman as a history maker, pace setter and powerful pathfinder for the women folk on the global scene.
According to Ikpeazu, “Dr. Okonjo Iweala’s emergence as the first woman ever and the first African to hold this very lofty position is clear testimony to her brilliance, tenacity, experience and wide acceptance across international borders. Her emergence is yet another evidence that excellence and hardwork have their rewards, even at the highest level”.
Governor Okezie Ikpeazu is particularly delighted because Dr. Okonjo Iweala is an Abia woman by virtue of her marriage to an Abian, Dr. Iweala from Umuda Isingwu, in Umuahia North LGA.
Further describing her as a source of pride to the people of Abia State, Governor Ikpeazu recalled the 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 is 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.
Governor Okezie Ikpeazu, on behalf of the Government and People of Abia State wishes Dr Ngozi Okonjo Iweala God’s speed, protection and the very best in her new job.