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Oborevwori honors Okonjo-Iweala at 69

Delta State Governor, Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori, has greeted World Trade Organization (WTO) Director-General Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, GCON, on her 69th birthday on June 13.

The Governor described Okonjo-Iweala, an illustrious Deltan from Ogwashi-Uku and the first female Director-General and African to lead the global trade body, as an epitome of integrity, professionalism, and a huge role model to the girl-child in a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Festus Ahon, in Asaba.

He praised the WTO chief for her illustrious and exceptional achievements in the service of Nigeria and the global finance industry.

The statement reads: “As a two-term finance minister, Okonjo-Iweala made significant contributions to the development of Nigeria’s economy, according to Oborevwori.

” 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.

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