Speaking in Abuja, during her meeting with President Buhari, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala thanked him for supporting her bid to become the Director-General of the World Trade Organisation.
In response, President Buhari gave the assurance that the country would deploy all efforts to ensure her victory.
Dr Okonjo-Iweala, a development economist, who has previously served as Managing Director of the World Bank is in the race with Korean Mrs. Yoo Myung-hee.
The President said;
“I assure you that we will do all that we can to ensure that you emerge as the Director-General of WTO, not only because you are a Nigerian, but because you are a hardworking Nigerian. You deserve this.
“I did the same for Dr Akinwunmi Adesina for President of the African Development Bank. Both of you served the country under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). You are both highly qualified. We will continue to support you. I will immediately make those calls.”
Ngozi also added as she said;
“I feel very proud of Nigeria. I am getting so much support from you, Mr President, Chief of Staff, Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Ministers of Industry, Trade and Investments.
“The ministers have been working around the clock to ensure that I succeed.’’