The Vice Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the 2019 general political election, Peter Obi has portrayed 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 the head of South African Economic Advisory Council.
Obi said in an announcement to Mews Agency on Saturday from his media office in Abuja that by the arrangement, South Africa has picked an accomplished and committed economic manager.
Obi said that by the choice of Ngozi, South Africa has placed a square peg in a square hole in the restoration of her troubled economy.
Obi reviewed nostalgically how Okonjo-Iweala’s effort to save Nigeria economy for the future came to nought when Nigeria Governors forum refused her fervent cry to save the huge sum in excess crude account in “our Sovereign Wealth fund for a rainy day and future of children
“She was vehemently opposed and the Forum even went to court to force her to share the money.
“We called her names at that point, however look at the deteriorating situation we found ourselves today.”
In a complimentary message despatched to Okonjo-Iweala on the milestone arrangement, Obi portrayed 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 nation’s economy is confronting recession appointed the former Nigeria’s Coordinating Minister of Economy to head a powerful advisory team to turn around the country’s dwindling economy.