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Nigerian appointed first African to head G-24 Secretariat

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the newly appointed Director and Head of Secretariat of the Intergovernmental Group of Twenty-Four, (G24), Dr Iyabo Masha. Buhari, in…

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the newly appointed Director and Head of Secretariat of the Intergovernmental Group of Twenty-Four, (G24), Dr Iyabo Masha.

Buhari, in a letter signed by him, said by the appointment, Masha had made history by becoming the first African to hold the position since the organization was founded in 1971.

He enjoined Masha to use the position to champion the cause of developing countries, especially on the key economic challenges of economic diversification, debt resolution, tax policy and financial sector development.

“Having worked closely with Dr. Masha during her time with the Presidential Economic Advisory Council, I have no doubt in my mind that she has the drive, dedication to duty, and professionalism to rise to the responsibilities of the position.

“Congratulations, Nigeria is proud of your achievement, and I wish you a successful tenure,” the president said in a statement by his media aide, Garba Shehu.

 

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