Women, especially in Africa, have been advised to borrow a leaf from the appointed Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), Dr Okonjo-Iweala, by becoming the best in their chosen endeavours to strengthen the narrative of gender inclusion and a better society.
The advise was contained in a congratulatory message released by the Nigeria Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ), on the emergence of Dr Ngozi OkonjoI weala as the first female Director General of the World Trade Organization (WTO), a feat that is worthy of commendation.
In the statement signed by its National President, Comrade Ladi Bala, NAWOJ noted that Dr Okonjo-Iweala, who is also the first African to attain this noble feat, is a distinguished woman of substance with impeccable and unequalled records of accomplishment in economic management and related components at the global stage.
The statement noted that the Association is satisfied that Dr Okonjo-Iweala has broken the glass ceiling and
interrupted the age long history of over 70 years by becoming the first woman, African and black person to head the prestigious organisation, a novel history the world and Africa will cherish for many generations to come.
Taking into cognizance her professional disposition to issues and achievements recorded in all the organisations she headed in the past, especially as one time Coordinator of the Economy and Minister of Finance in Nigeria, the Association noted that it is optimistic of a rebranded WTO that will proffer achievable solutions to the challenges confronting economies of Countries of the world.
While applauding the support of President Muhammadu Buhari and other Stakeholders in nominating and standing by Dr Okonjo-Iweala in the struggle, NAWOJ calls on the new sheriff to promote women entrepreneurship in E-economy and digital world.
Noting that the former Finance Minister is the Pride of Women in the struggle for gender inclusiveness and development. NAWOJ wishes the new face of African pride and WTO DG a successful tenure and God’s guidance.