The former governor of Anambra State Mr. Peter Obi has congratulated Dr. Ngọzi Okonjo-Iweala on her recent appointment.
In a congratulatory message from Obi’s Media Office, signed by his Media Aide, Barr. Valentine Obienyem, Obi said he was happy with the former minister’s yet another recognition on the international stage. He explained that it was her enviable global reputation borne out of years of hard work that has continued to earn her respect and recognitions from international bodies.
Obi, who described Dr. Okonjo-Iweala as a not just a blessing to Nigeria but to the world at large, urged her to continue to give in her best in any assignment or position she found herself. He reminded her that millions of people across the world were looking up to her and following her footsteps.
“Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has served on different national and international capacities, so she remains a blessing not just to Nigeria, but the world at large. She is a role model to millions of youths out there who follow her footsteps. I wish her the best on her new appointment and urge her on to greater heights,” the former Anabra State governor said.
Okonjo-Iweala is also one of the four Special Envoys the African Union (AU) appointed on April 12 to mobilise international support for its efforts toward addressing the coronavirus pandemic. The AU special envoys are charged with soliciting the support of the G20, the European Union and other international financial institutions for the organisation’s response.
Okonjo-Iweala’s recent appointment by WHO marks her fourth international appointment in 2 months.