Nigeria’s immediate past President Dr Goodluck Jonathan has congratulated former Finance Minister Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala on her appointment as a member of the South African Presidential Economic Advisory Council.
Jonathan who governed Africa’s most populous country and under whose rule Nigeria first became the continent’s largest economy sent the congratulatory message via his Facebook page.
SAYELBA.com recalls that Dr Okonjo-Iweala a former World Bank Vice President was appointment by the South African President last week following the country’s slide into recession.
The message reads:
I congratulate Dr.Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala who served as the co-ordinating 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.
I have no doubt in my mind that you will excel in the new assignment.