Jonathan commends Okonjo-Iweala on her appointment as member of SA’s economic council

Jonathan commends Okonjo-Iweala on her appointment as member of SA’s economic council

- Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has continued to break boundaries, making Nigeria proud

- Following her latest appointment in South Africa, ex-president Goodluck Jonathan has congratulated her

- Nigeria's ex-president expressed optimism that the former minister who served his administration will excel in her new assignment

Former president Goodluck Jonathan has sent a congratulatory message to Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala on her appointment as a member of South Africa’s Presidential Economic Advisory Council.

Okonjo-Iweala served as the coordinating minister for the economy/finance minister under Jonathan's administration.

Jonathan, in a message on his official Facebook page, said he has no doubt in his mind that the former minister will excel in the new assignment.

Nigeria's ex-president stated that Okonjo-Iweala left indelible marks as an astute manager of Nigeria's economy and resources.

There is no doubt Jonathan is excited about her appointment as he made it clear in his message.

"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," part of his message read.

Okonjo-Iweala, a two-time minister, was recently appointed as a member of South Africa’s presidential economic advisory council which was inaugurated in October 2019.

The former minister who was at the council meeting in Tshwane on Friday, March 6, took to her Twitter handle to share photos.

Part of her caption disclosed that they were discussing sources of growth for the South African economy.

According to a tweet by the South African presidency, the council will advise the president and the government in facilitating the development and implementation of economic policies that spur inclusive growth.

South Africa slipped into a recession in March - the second in two years. Challenges triggered by power cuts from its coal-powered plants and other struggles may have contributed to the economic meltdown.

These challenges may have contributed to Nigeria topping the charts as Africa's biggest economy.

An earlier report by Legit.ng showed that at whatever exchange rate - either the official N306 per dollar or the N360 mostly favoured by investors, Nigeria is at the top of the list of great economies in the continent.

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South Africa is now second on the list even with better economic projection by the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

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