Deputy President of Senate, Ovie Omo-Agege, has expressed excitement at the emergence of Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as the Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO).
Omo-Agege said this in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Yomi Odunuga in Abuja.
He also applauded President Muhammadu Buhari and other global leaders for their unalloyed support for the renowned economist and international development expert in spite of the initial hiccups that trailed her nomination.
“I join in felicitating with one of us, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, on her emergence as Director-General of the World Trade Organisation.
“This did not come to me as a surprise considering her rich resumé as Managing Director of the World Bank, two-time Finance Minister in Nigeria, Coordinating Minister of the Economy, Minister of Foreign Affairs, co-chair of Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation, among others.
“In spite of considerable challenges, Nigerian women have continued to demonstrate capacity and competence in various roles and it is no mere conjecture that if given the chance, they can provide quality leadership,” he said.