Nigerians react to Okonjo-Iweala’s confirmation as DG, WTO


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Nigerians on social media have jubilated over the appointment of Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as the new Director-General of the World Trade Organisation, WTO.

Her appointment was confirmed on Monday at a special meeting of the WTO special council.

Okonjo-Iweala became the first woman and African to lead the WTO.

Her appointment has stirred reactions from Nigerians on social media who applauded her and described the new position as well deserved.

Here are some comments gathered by DAILY POST from Twitter;

@TundeTash “ Congratulations to our very own Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala who has now been appointed the next WTO Director-General.”

@Peterpiers321 “ We Nigerians are very proud of her.”

@Yusufzone “ Congratulations Iweala, this remarkable achievement is an affirmation of indomitable Nigerian spirit. Given the right “atmosphere”, inspired by great leadership, no doubt Nigerians will sure reach for the skies.”

@Shittuolatunde1 “ Congratulations to one of our own. I wish you all the best in your endeavour.”

@Reggywilliams “ Congrats. Here’s to one of the great leaders doing Nigeria proud – Okonjo-Iweala. We appreciate you ma.”

@Obajemujnr “Congratulation to Nigerians for making history, imagine we have a president that can work hand in hand with her.”

@Mustaphaolatu “ Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala makes history, confirmed as WTO DG. Congratulations Mama Ngozi. WTO is a goal. Congratulations Nigeria.”

@Lish_anita “ Congratulations Nigerians. This is a great feat. Kudos to Mrs Okonjo-Iweala!
We are so proud of you ma!

@BillionaireOT “ Today is for Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the first woman DG of the WTO. Africa has definitely got this one right.”

@Trutfully83 “ TODAY IN HISTORY, 15th FEB 2021. Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala @NOIweala officially takes over as the first female/first African Director-General of the World Trade Organization. Congratulations Ma’am. Despite all our shortcomings, Naija to the world.”

@theafricangod “ Where are those that think they can bully Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala? Look at her on the global stage. First female DG of WTO, First African DG of WTO. Rotimi Amaechi, Rauf, una good afternoon oh.”

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