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Okonjo-Iweala At WTO: Nigerians Say It’s Well Deserved

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By Emmanuel Adigwe

The news of the possible emergence of former Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo Iweala, has sparked reactions on social media as many social media denizens applauded her victory as well deserved.

GWG reports that although the official announcement is yet to be made by the WTO, but the former Nigerian finance minister is in pole position to emerge after she gathered 104 votes from 164 member countries to defeat how South Korea’s trade minister at the final stage of the race.

She is thus expected to be the first female to lead the WTO.
Many Nigerians on social media took to the micro-blogging platform to congratulate Dr Ngozi for her emergence as WTO DG.

GWG brings some of their views below:

Iyke Orji@IykeOrji11 wrote: “Congratulations to our very own @NOIweala as she emerges the WTO DG. Great win for Nigeria and the Igbo race.”

Nkàlàri®@MrNkalari wrote: “Congratulations Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala. Show the world that Nigeria has capable hands. Wishing you the best.”

#BookOfAHundredRhymes@ChumaNnoli wrote: “The emergence of Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as the new WTO DG – in addition to Akinwumi Adesina as AfDB President – is a reminder that Nigeria has great minds but bad leadership is our greatest undoing. Congratulations Ma!”

Ugochic Obidiegwu@TheSafetyChic wrote: “Congratulations Ma @NOIweala. This is such a beautiful thing to witness. Wishing you wisdom to do amazing work as always. Congratulations WTO DG.”

Iyke Orji@IykeOrji11 wrote: “Congratulations to our very own @NOIweala as she emerges the WTO DG. Great win for Nigeria and the Igbo race.”

#BookOfAHundredRhymes@ChumaNnoli wrote: “The emergence of Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as the new WTO DG – in addition to Akinwumi Adesina as AfDB President – is a reminder that Nigeria has great minds but bad leadership is our greatest undoing. Congratulations Ma!”

Ugochic Obidiegwu@TheSafetyChic wrote: “Congratulations Ma. @NOIweala

This is such a beautiful thing to witness. Wishing you wisdom to do amazing work as always. Congratulations WTO DG “

Onismate@The_Onismate wrote: “Ngozi Okonjo Iweala right now after becoming the first woman and African WTO DG.”

EMEKA OKOLI KINGSLEY@Okoliemeka7 wrote: “Behold my people meet the New WTO DG Ngozi onkonjo Iweala Congratulations ma for cresting your name in the History books as the first female to attain that height.”

Boyowa G. Samuel@samuelogbenga wrote: Mrs Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala emerging the new WTO DG is a clear sign to us all that the reign of impunity, injustice & lawlessness in a land isn’t a final insurmountable obstacle to personal progress and development. That’s to all our friends waiting to japa to Canada. Naija go great.”

Paul Alaje@PaulAlaje wrote: “Congratulations to @NOIweala on emerging the new World Trade Organisation (WTO) DG. Report has it that she polled 104 votes from 164 member countries to defeat South Korea’s Trade Minister at the final stage of the race. Well deserved

Nigerians are doing great”

GossipBoyz@gossipboyz11 wrote: “How I am celebrating Ngozi Okonjo Iweala’s WTO DG win…Some good news around this dark cloud hovering over the nation.”


Philosopher King@DphilosopherK wrote: “GEJ worked with the best brain and just at the twilight of his tenure, Nigerian stated seeing flashes of economics crisis that blew out of proportion under baba go-slow. Nigeria has always been plagued with bad governance.”

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