President Muhammadu Buhari has said that his country is pleased with the decision of the United States of America to remove the last obstacle in the path of Nigeria’s Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala in her bid to becoming the Director General of the World Trade Organization, (WTO).
The very delighted Muhammadu Buhari therefore said that Nigeria looks forward to working with the new administration of President Joe Biden on issues of common interests such as speedy economic growth, fight against terrorism and deepening progress on other developmental issues.
On his verified twitter handle, @MBuhari wrote: “Today, we see that the United States stands with Nigeria and Africa with the acceptance of our widely respected citizen, Okonjo-Iweala, to lead the World Trade Organization, (WTO).
“We welcome the decision of the new United States of America, (U.S.A) administration to remove the last obstacle in the path of @NOIweala
to becoming the first female and the first person of African descent to lead the
“We look forward to working very closely with the new U.S administration on this and all issues of common interests, especially in such areas as accelerated economic growth, fight against terrorism and deepening progress on development issues.”
Also on her verified twitter handle, a grateful Dr. Okonjo-Iweala wrote:
“I look forward to finalizing the process of @WTO DG. My gratitude to HE @CyrilRamaphosa all African Heads of State, the AUC Chair. Special thanks to ECOWAS Heads of State for outstanding support. I thank @PressACP, @Miaamormottley, EU, all Officials & Leaders of WTO Members.
“Grateful for the expression of support from the US today for DG @WTO. Congratulations to Madam Yoo of Rep. Korea for a hard fought campaign.Thank You President Muhammadu Buhari @MBuhari & all Nigerians for your unflinching support.Thank you friends. Love to my family.Glory to God.
“@wto is important to global public health and recovery from the pandemic. Ditto with global economic recovery. Time to support @wto to get to work on important global issues. The world cannot continue to wait.”