The appointment was announced by South Africa’s President, Cyril Ramaphosa.
Okonjo had served as a former Managing Director, Operations, World Bank.
Jonathan took to his Facebook and wrote:
“I congratulate Dr.Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala who served as the co-ordinating 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.”
Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, and the Vice presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the last election, had earlier hailed the Nigeria’s Okonjo-Iweala, on her new appointment.
See his post below:
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