FORMER President Goodluck Jonathan on Saturday hailed the appointment of former Finance Minister, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, as a member of the South Africa Presidential Economic Advisory Council (PEAC).
The council met on Friday in Pretoria, the South African capital, with President Cyril Ramaphosa presiding.
Okonjo-Iweala served under Jonathan as the Co-ordinating Minister for the Economy and Finance Minister. On his Facebook page, the ex-President wrote: “I congratulate Dr. 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.”