The All Progressives Congress (APC) says the appointment of Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as the first woman and first African to lead the World Trade Organisation (WTO) was a reward of dint hardwork, diligence and pursuit of excellence and inspiration that one can attain positive feat.
The party said this in a statement by the Secretary of the Caretaker Extra-Ordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC), Senator James Akpanudoedehe on Monday night in Abuja.
The statement said the party was proud of the feat attained by the former Minister of Finance.
It said: “We are proud to note that Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala’s mandate to head the WTO followed broad support from members of the global trade body. The APC is confident that Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, a renowned economist and Nigeria’s former Finance Minister, will successfully lead the needed reforms to reposition the WTO to effectively deliver on its mandate to promote open and fair trade for the benefit of all.
“The global COVID-19 pandemic has brought its challenges on member-nation’s economies. It is heartwarming that Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has chosen to prioritise the ramping up of health and economic global efforts to combat COVID-19.
“For marginalised groups, particularly women, the appointment of Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is a pointer that the world is fast changing and anybody can achieve any positive feat with hardwork, diligence and pursuit of excellence. We hope this serves as an inspiration to all.”