Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has reacted to the appointment of Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as the Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO).
Wike, in a statement on Monday signed by his Special Assistant on Media, Kelvin Ebiri, said the appointment of Okonjo-Iweala to lead the WTO was a beacon of hope for Nigeria.
The governor said he was confident that Okonjo-Iweala, who had distinguished herself as a renowned economist and contributed to the economic successes of many nations, would usher in a new era in the WTO.
He said the new WTO boss, throughout her career at the World Bank and as Nigeria’s Minister of Finance, had consistently demonstrated an exceptional taste for transparency, and passion for equity.
“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,” he said.