Obi Celebrates Okonjo-Iweala’s 70th Birthday, Hails Her National, Global Impacts

Peter Obi honors Dr. Mrs. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Director General of the World Trade Organization, on her 70th birthday, lauding her significant contributions to Nigeria and the international community.

He highlights her roles as Nigeria’s former finance minister and the first African woman to lead the WTO, commending her integrity and dedication to progress.

“I would like to celebrate my Very Dear Elder Sister and Director General of the World Trade Organisation, Dr. Mrs. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, as she marks her 70th birthday today. I rejoice with and celebrate her for the very impactful contributions she has made to our nation and to the global community.

“On the national level, she has served, among others, as a finance minister of the nation, where she immensely contributed to improving Nigeria’s financial stability and encouraged fiscal discipline and transparency through her anti-corruption campaigns.

“On the global stage, she stands tall as the first woman and the first African to head the WTO. She has continued to enjoy the trust and confidence of governments around the world due to her honesty, integrity, and commitment to the advancement of the cause of humanity.

“Today, she stands as a symbol of success and a role model to many youths, inspiring them unto greater achievements while contributing to the nation. Her story is one of resilience, dedication, and excellence, serving as a beacon of hope and progress.

“May God grant her more healthy and fruitful years as she continues to contribute to a better nation and humanity. Happy birthday, Dr. Mrs. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala!”

PeterObi 🇳🇬


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