Former President, Goodluck Jonathan, has lauded former Finance Minister, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, following her appointment as a member of the South African Presidential Economic Advisory Council (PEAC).
Jonathan took to his facebook page to celebrate her.
He wrote: “I congratulate Dr. Okonjo-Iweala, who served as the coordinating Minister for the Economy/Finance Minister in my cabinet, on her appointment as a member of South Africa’s Presidential Economic Advisory Council.
“As a two-time minister in Nigeria, you left indelible marks as an astute manager of the nation’s economy and resources. I am delighted that you have continued to place your substantial wealth of experience as a development economist at the service of many nations and international organisations to aid global growth and progress.”
Recall that Okonjo-Iweala had served under Goodluck as the Co-ordinating Minister for the Economy and Finance Minister.
The former president also wrote, “It is without doubt that your pedigree and impeccable footprints in monetary and economic administration in Nigeria and at the World Bank stood you out for this sublime international assignment.”
“As you continue in this remarkable trajectory, we wish you success and in all your other endeavours,” he concluded.
Also, the Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, congratulated Iweala on her new appointment.
Issuing a statement through his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Olisa Ifeajika, the governor urged her to re-enact that which she has always done – bringing pride and honour to Delta and Nigeria.