Jonathan reacts to Okonjo-Iweala’s Appointment In South Africa

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Former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has congratulated Ngozi Okonjo Iweala over her appointment as member of South Africa’s Presidential Economic Advisory Council.

Speaking in a statement on Sunday, the former president expressed optimism that Mrs Iweala would deliver, having served on his cabinet as the coordinating minister for the finance ministry.

“I congratulate Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala who served as the coordinating 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.”

In the face of a dwindling economy, Ramaphosa had in September 2019 inaugurated the Presidential Economic Advisory Council to turn around the economy.