Jonathan hails Okonjo-Iweala on new appointment

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has congratulated his former minister of finance and coordinating minister for the economy, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, on her appointment to serve as a member of the South African Presidential Economic Advisory Council.

The council is headed by the president of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa.

Okonjo-Iweala over the weekend tweeted a photograph of herself with other members of the council at its meeting, saying: “With President Ramaphosa, members of the cabinet, and members of the Presidential Economic Advisory Council in Pretoria discussing sources of growth for the South African economy and win-win economic interactions with the continent.”

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In a post on his Facebook page on Sunday, former President Jonathan praised the former two-time minister, speaking of her astute management of the Nigerian economy and resources.

Jonathan stated: “I congratulate Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala who served as the coordinating 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.”

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