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I would have been in trouble if Ngozi wasn't part of my cabinet — Jonathan

Goodluck Jonathan lauds Ngozi's appointment, says he has confidence in her abilities.

Sunday, March 8, 2020

/ by National Pivot

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has expressed confidence in his former co-ordinating minister for the economy/finance minister, Dr.Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala's ability to deliver, following her appointment as a member of South Africa’s Presidential Economic Advisory Council.


The former President said Ngozi's influential presence during his administration has 'left indelible marks as an astute manager.'

Jonathan made the statement via an official Facebook post following reports of Ngozi's appointment.



He said, "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."

Prior to her new appointment, Ngozi is serves as the Board Chair of GAVI and AR Capacity. She was also a former Managing Director Operations, World Bank.



South Africa’s President, Cyril Ramaphosa, is the chairman of the council which comprises local and international economic experts of which Okonjo-Iweala is a part of.



Okonjo-Iweala on Saturday, shared pictures she captioned: “With President Ramaphosa, members of cabinet, and members of the Presidential Economic Advisory Council in Pretoria discussing sources of growth for the South African economy and win-win economic interactions with the continent.”

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