President, Muhammadu Buhari on Monday assured former Minister of Finance and Economic system, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, that he would do all inside his energy to make sure that she turns into the Director-Normal of World Commerce Organisation.
In line with an announcement by his Senior Particular Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, the President made the promise whereas receiving Okonjo-Iweala on the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The assertion was titled: “We’ll push, push till you win, President Buhari assures Okonjo-Iweala.”
The previous minister and South Korea’s Yoo Myung-Hee are the 2 remaining candidates contesting for the highest place of the multilateral establishment.
In line with the assertion, Buhari advised the previous minister that she deserves extra help to get the highest job due to her profile and diligence in serving the nation and the world.
“I guarantee you that we are going to do all that we will to make sure that you emerge because the Director-Normal of WTO, not solely as a result of you’re a Nigerian, however as a result of you’re a hardworking Nigerian. You deserve this,” the President was quoted as saying.
He was additionally mentioned to have assured Okonjo-Iweala that he would make extra cellphone calls and ship letters to some world leaders for extra help.
“I did the identical for Dr Akinwunmi Adesina for President of the African Improvement Financial institution.
“Each of you served the nation underneath the Peoples Democratic Occasion. You’re each extremely certified. We’ll proceed to help you. I’ll instantly make these calls,” the President mentioned.
Shehu additionally quoted Okonjo-Iweala as thanking the President and his ministers, significantly the ministers of overseas affairs, and trade, commerce and funding for supporting her staunchly.
“I really feel very pleased with Nigeria. I get a lot help from you, Mr President, Chief of Employees, Ministers of International Affairs and Ministers of Trade, Commerce and Investments. The ministers have been working across the clock to make sure that I succeed,” she was quoted as saying.
The previous Minister of Finance additionally appreciated ECOWAS leaders for his or her endorsement, mentioning particularly the excellent contributions of President Mahamadou Issoufou of Niger Republic and quick previous Chairman of ECOWAS in addition to President Alhassan Quattara of Cote d’Ivoire.