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#WTO: I am strongly behind you, Buhari assures Okonjo Iweala

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, on Monday assured former Minister of Finance and Economic system, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, that he would do all inside his energy to make sure that she grew to become the Director-General of World Trade Organisation.

In accordance with a press release by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, the President made the promise whereas receiving Okonjo-Iweala on the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

The assertion was titled “We’ll push, push till you win, President Buhari assures Okonjo-Iweala.”

The previous minister and South Korea’s Yoo Myung-Hee are the two remaining candidates contesting for the highest place of the multilateral institution.

Read more: Okonjo-Iweala bags another appointment

In accordance with the assertion, Buhari informed the previous minister that she deserves extra help to get the highest job due to her profile and diligence in serving the nation and the world.

“I give my word you that we are going to do all that we will to make sure that you win because the Director-General of WTO, not solely as a result of you’re a citizen of our dear country, however as a result of you’re a hardworking Nigerian. You merit this,” the President was quoted as saying.

He was additionally mentioned to have assured Okonjo-Iweala that he would make more cellphone calls and send letters to some world leaders for extra assistant.

“I did the identical for Dr Akinwunmi Adesina for President of the African Development Bank.

“Each of you served the nation beneath the Peoples Democratic Party. You might be each extremely certified. We’ll proceed to help you. I’ll instantly make these calls,” the President mentioned.

Shehu additionally quoted Okonjo-Iweala as thanking the President and his ministers, significantly the ministers of International Affairs, and Trade, Trade and Funding for supporting her staunchly.

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