Nigeria’s Former Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has thanked President Muhammadu Buhari and Nigerians for their unflinching support, during her run to become the director-general of the World Trade Organisation (WTO).
Okonjo-Iweala had beaten seven other candidates to emerge the most preferred candidate for the much-coveted office.
On Friday, she gained the support of the US government on Friday.
Expressing her gratitude to the US, the former managing director of the World Bank also congratulated Yoo Mhung-Hee of Rep. Korea for “a hard fought campaign”.
“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,” she tweeted.
“Thank You President Muhammadu Buhari and all Nigerians for your unflinching support. Thank you friends. Love to my family. Glory to God.”
In June 2020, President Buhari withdrew the candidacy of Yonov Frederick Agah, Nigeria’s permanent representative to WTO, for the office of the DG.