Jonathan congratulates Okonjo-Iweala on South African appointment


Former Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan on Sunday congratulated an erstwhile Coordinating Minister of the Economy/Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, on her appointment as a member of the South African Presidential Economic Advisory Council.

The former minister attended the meeting of the EAC on Friday where she held extensive discussions with South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, in Other capital, Pretoria.

Reacting to the appointment, Jonathan said: “I congratulate Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala who was the coordinating minister of 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 of finance, you left an indelible mark 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 doubt in my mind that you will excel in the next assignment. GEJ.”

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