15th February, 2021
Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala
World Trade Organization,
I am elated and absolutely beside myself with joy at your resounding victory and selection Gregory Universitythe WTO’s General Council as the 7th Director-General of the world’s leading trade body, the World Trade Organization. Indeed, you have made history as the first woman and African to lead such a global outfit. Being a woman of many firsts and of immense sterling qualities, I must offer my joyous congratulations to you, Madam Director-General.
Upon your arrival to our nation’s consciousness and being gracious to accept to serve your fellow citizens at the turn of an important page for Nigeria, you made your mark immensely, immediately and indelibly such that to this day, you have remained the benchmark with which to examine those who have come after you.
Madam Director-General, you embody the true essence of excellence. There is no iota of doubt that your leadership at the helm of affairs of the WTO for the next four years would yield outstanding results. Indeed, your reputation as an erudite technocrat precedes you. Under your steady hand and distinguished leadership, global trade activities are bound to see sustained growth.
Again, I offer my congratulations to you. My earnest prayer continues to remain that all your giant strides and determined efforts to reposition global trade and the World Trade Organization will continue to yield great results for the global community, our continent of Africa, our country Nigeria and for your people of Abia State.
Please accept my congratulations.
Prof Gregory Ibe
Chancellor & Proprietor,
Gregory University Uturu,