The vice presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the 2019 general election, Peter Obi, has described as deserving and highly rewarding the recent appointment of former World Bank Managing Director, and former Minister of Finance of Nigeria, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as a member of the South African Economic Advisory Council.
Recalling nostalgically Okonjo-Iweala’s effort to save Nigeria economy for the future came to nought when the Nigeria Governors Forum refused her fervent cry to save the huge sum in the excess crude account in “our Sovereign Wealth fund for a rainy day and future of children,” Obi said, “She was vehemently opposed and the Forum even went to court to force her to share the money.
“We called her names then, but look at the deteriorating situation we found ourselves today.”
The congratulatory message, which was despatched to Okonjo- Iweala on the landmark appointment, described her as ”an exceptional personality and first class ambassador of our country, Nigeria, and one whose commitment to a better society remains outstanding.
South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa, whose country’s economy is facing recession appointed the former Nigeria’s Coordinating Minister of Economy as a member of a powerful advisory team to turn around the country’s dwindling economy.