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Governor Oborevwori Celebrates Trailblazing Economist Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala’s Milestone at 70

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Delta State’s Governor, Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori, has extended his heartfelt congratulations to the World Trade Organisation’s (WTO) Director-General, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, as she marks her 70th birthday today, June 13th.

In a statement from the capital city of Asaba, Governor Oborevwori lauds Dr. Okonjo-Iweala, a renowned Deltan and the first African woman at the helm of the WTO, for her exemplary professionalism, unwavering integrity, and her role as an inspirational figure for women everywhere.

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The Governor praised the Director-General for her outstanding contributions to Nigeria and her influential role in the global financial landscape.

He highlighted her pivotal role in shaping Nigeria’s economic policies during her tenure as Finance Minister, not once but twice.

Governor Oborevwori celebrated Dr. Okonjo-Iweala’s intellectual prowess and her expertise in international development, which have garnered international acclaim and numerous accolades.

“With immense pride, we honour your remarkable journey and the indelible mark you’ve made on both our nation and the world,” said Governor Oborevwori. “Your innovative strategies as Finance Minister under Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan remain particularly commendable.”

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“On this auspicious occasion of your septuagenarian celebration, I, alongside my family, the government, and the people of Delta State, extend our warmest congratulations.

“We join your family, peers, and admirers in thanking the Almighty for a life so brilliantly lived and wish you continued vitality, joy, and a legacy of meaningful contributions to the world’s economic stage”, Governor Oborevwori said.

Comrade James Ezema is a veteran journalist and media consultant. He is a political strategist. He can be reached on +2348035823617 via call or WhatsApp.

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