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WCW – Nigerians Celebrates Dr Okonjo-Iweala’s South Africa Appointment

Former President of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan and many others have congratulated Dr Ngozi Okonjo Iweala on her appointment in the South African’s economic advisory council.


South Africa’s president, Cyril Ramaphosa, recently made Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala a member of his country’s presidential economic advisory council.


“As a two-time minister in Nigeria, you left indelible marks as an astute manager of the nation’s economy and resources. I am delighted that you have continued to place your substantial wealth of experience as a development economist at the service of many nations and international organisations to aid global growth and progress.


I have no doubt in my mind that you will excel in the new assignment,”  Former President Jonathan said to congratulate her.


Delta’s State’s governor also congratulated her. He posted:



Another popular Nigerian, Umoren, a film producer tweeted:


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Nigerians Celebrates Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Over Her South Africa Appointment
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On her part, the woman of the moment, Okonjo-Iweala took to her Twitter page to appreciate the outpour of love shown her.

See her tweet below:


Dr Okonjo-Iweala is an international development expert. She had served two terms as finance minister of Nigeria. (2003-2006, 2011-2015) under former presidents Olusegun Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan.


Before that, Okonjo-Iweala had spent a 25-year career at the World Bank as a development economist. She also rose to the Number 2 position of Managing Director, Operations between 2007-2011.


Nigerians are certain that she will turn the economy of South Africa around with her wealth of experience in the finance sector.


South Africa’s economy had entered recession at the beginning of March 2020. The country had also slipped into this economic state two times in the past since 1994. Thus, the need arose for experts like the revered Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala.


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