- Actress Mercy Aigbe has congratulated Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala on her appointment as the new WTO director-general
- The actress shared a photo showing Okonjo-Iweala’s face on electronic billboards in the US
- Aigbe, who expressed how proud she was of the achievement, said it was a big win for Nigeria
Nollywood movie star, Mercy Aigbe, has joined millions of Nigerians and Africans around the world who have extended hearty congratulations to Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala on becoming the first female and first African to head the World Trade Organisation (WTO).
Aigbe took to her official page on Instagram with a post dedicated to the new WTO director-general. According to her, Okonjo-Iweala’s appointment is a big win for the country as a whole and citizens of Nigeria.
The actress added that she could not be prouder of what the former Nigerian minister of finance has accomplished.
Also coming along with Aigbe’s post is a photo showing Okonjo-Iweala’s face gracing several billboards in the US.
Check out the post below:
Fans of the actress also joined her in congratulating the new WTO DG. Read what some of them had to say below:
"This is destiny speaking aloudwow."
"She's our pride of all time."
"The only Good News happening to Nigeria now."
"Meeeehn, I couldn’t b prouder. I love seeing great women. And Imma join the league of great women pretty soon."
"The fact she still wears her Nigeria prints and maintain her Nigerian accent is a big deal to me."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that a young Nigerian kid joined the trending #BelikeNgozichallenge with her amazing ankara and 'gele' costume.
Social media users said that she could easily pass for the kid replica of Okonjo-Iweala with her apt posture.
Prayers also poured in for the young girl as people wished her a very bright future.
Adeyinka Odutuyo is an entertainment/lifestyle journalist at Legit.ng with over three years of working experience in the media industry.
He has a degree in Linguistics and Communication Studies from Osun State University, Osogbo. When he is not writing about celebrities, you will find him blogging about local Nigerian recipes on Instagram (@playfoodbyyinka)