South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa, has named the former Managing Director, Operations, World Bank, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as a member of the country’s Economic Advisory Council.

Cyril Ramaphosa heads the council which comprises local and international gurus.


“I congratulate Dr.@NOIweala who served as the co-ordinating minister for the economy/finance minister in my cabinet, on her appointment as a member of South Africa’s Presidential Economic Advisory Council,” Jonathan wrote on Twitter.

“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.

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“I have no doubt in my mind that you will excel in the new assignment,” he added.

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