By G9ija

Globally-renowned economist, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has made Nigeria proud again – Okonjo-Iweala, 66, has been appointed as the director-general of the World Trade Organisation sparking jubilation across the country – Delta governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa has joined in celebrating Okonjo-Iweala’s emergence and praising her for putting the state on the world map Delta governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, has congratulated Nigeria’s former two-time minister of finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, on her emergence as Director-General of the World Trade Organisation. The governor also thanked the former World Bank managing director for bringing pride and honour to her home state of Delta in the south-south region of Nigeria which he currently presides over as the chief executive. Okonjo-Iweala, also a former foreign affairs minister in the country, hails from Ogwashi-Uku, the Igbo-speaking part of the state. Governor Okowa says Delta state is proud of Dr Okonjo-Iweala. Nigerians react on social media as Iweala is finally confirmed WTO DG He late father, Igwe Chukuka Okonjo, professor of mathematics was a respected monarch in the state before he died at the age of 91 in September 2019. on Monday, February 15, Governor Okowa said that he was elated to hear of the successful emergence of Okonjo-Iweala as WTO boss after a very highly competitive and protracted process. He described Okonjo-Iweala as a brilliant, competent, world-class economist and international development expert whose works over the years had distinguished her globally