Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State Monday said it is victory at last while congratulating two- time Finance Minister of Nigeria, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo – Iweala on her victory as the Director General, World Trade Organization (WTO).
Abiodun said Okonjo Iweala’s victory as the first African woman to win the global international organization position came as a result of her hard work, resilience and dedication to duty.
In a statement issued in Abeokuta by Kunle Somorin, his chief press secretary, Governor Abiodun charged the new WTO helmswoman to see her emergence and success as not only personal or Nigerian’s but that of the African region as a whole while appreciating her for making the nation proud.
“We are very proud and confident that you will bring your wealth of experience and spheres of influence to bear towards repositioning the organization for greater results”, Abiodun stated.
Describing the victory as a well deserved one, Governor Abiodun prayed for God’s wisdom for the newly elected Director General and wished her outstanding success in her new endeavors.
Gov Abiodun further lauded President Muhammadu Buhari for his deft diplomatic support that ensured the success of the Nigerian candidate, months after United States veto under President Donald Trumps.
“This is also a diplomatic leap-forward for Nigeria. It is victory for all of us and good news that we should build upon for our country’s image,” he said.