Delta State Governor, Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori, has congratulated the Director-General of World Trade Organisation (WTO), Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, GCON as she clocks 69 years on June 13.
In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Festus Ahon, in Asaba, the Governor described Okonjo-Iweala, an illustrious Deltan from Ogwashi-Uku, and first female Director-General and first African to head the global trade body as an epitome of integrity, professionalism and a huge role model to the girl-child.
He lauded the WTO boss for her ennobling and outstanding accomplishments in the service of Nigeria and the global finance industry.
Oborevwori said that Okonjo-Iweala made remarkable contributions to the development of Nigeria’s economy, as a two-time finance minister.
Oborevwori celebrated Okonjo-Iweala for her brilliance and competence as a world-class economist and international development expert whose impeccable work over the years had given her global acclaim.
“As a State and nation, we remain very proud of your antecedents which had earned you numerous awards and recognition over the years.
“You brought several innovations when you served as Finance Minister under President Olusegun Obasanjo and President Goodluck Jonathan.
“On behalf of my family, the Government and people of Delta, I congratulate you, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, CFR on the occasion of your 69th birth anniversary.
“I join your family, global colleagues and associates, friends and well-wishers to thank Almighty God for your life which has been evidently blessed with sterling accomplishments and amazing fulfillment.
“As you celebrate, it is my prayer that Almighty God blesses you with good health and many more years of happiness and contributions to the global economy,” Oborevwori added.
Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala GCON