Former President Goodluck Jonathan has commended Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala’s appointment as a member of South Africa’s Presidential Economic Advisory Council.
The South African Presidency said the council will “ensure greater coherence and consistency in the implementation of economic policy and ensure that government and society, in general, is better equipped to respond to changing economic circumstances”.
The Economic Advisory Council is expected to “advise the president and government more broadly, facilitating the development and implementation of economic policies that spur inclusive growth.”
Reacting to the appointment on Twitter, Jonathan said Okonjo-Iweala left indelible marks as an astute manager of Nigeria’s economy and resources during her tenure as Minister of Finance.
He wrote: “I congratulate Dr Iweala who served as the coordinating 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.”