The Hon. Speaker of Ndigbo Youth Parliament (NYP), Rt. Hon. Rikki Chinedu Nwajiofor, has congratulated Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala on her recent appointment as the DG of WTO.
The Speaker who took to his Twitter handle said;
“@NOIweala Ndigbo Youth Parliament (NYP), heartily, felicitates with You on your appointment as the DG of WTO. It’s an appointment well deserved! Ndigbo Youths, worldwide, are proud of you! Continue to soar higher as we pray for more feathers on your highly feathered cap!”
Addressing the press, after his tweet, Rikki Nwajiofor praised Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala for her outstanding personality and unequalled performances in her career and appointments. He addressed her as the doyenne of modern economists, an outstanding Igbo personality and a role model for the girl-child in Igbo land and the world at large.
“We, Ndigbo Youth Parliament and Ndigbo at large, are proud of Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala. She has always done us proud right from her days in the world bank, down to Nigeria as the Finance Minister and now the DG of World Trade Organization – WTO.
“She has broken the records as the first woman and the first African to attain that prestigious position. It is not a height attained by a sudden flight, it’s a height attained by unparalleled track records of all her outstanding performances in her career and appointments.
“She is simply a doyenne of modern economists, an outstanding Igbo personality, an exceptional woman of valour, a trailblazer and a role model for the girl-child in Igbo land and the world at large.”
Rikki Nwajiofor also appreciated President Buhari for the unflinching support he gave Okonjo-Iweala all through the process of the selection. He said that this singular act of support has demonstrated that Buhari is not an enemy of Ndigbo.
“I thank all those who supported our doyenne – Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala all through the process of the selection. I appreciate, in a special way, President Buhari for lending his unalloyed support to the prestigious daughter of Ndigbo during the period of the scrutinization and subsequent selection.
“This singular act of unalloyed support to our doyenne has demonstrated that President Buhari is not an enemy of Ndigbo.
“I also want to use this opportunity to plead with President Buhari to consider more of patriotic Ndigbo personalities, especially Ndigbo Youth, as he makes further appointments in his government. Ndigbo are resourceful personalities and will always strive to prove their worth and ingenuity when given the opportunity”, he said.