Nigeria congratulates Sandie Okoro on World Bank appointment

Rafat Salami, Abuja

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated a Nigerian, Ms Sandie Okoro, of World Bank on her recent appointment as the Senior Vice President and General Counsel, World Bank Group.

The President extended the same felicitations to Ms Nnemkadi Ogwunike on her record breaking achievements in the United States Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) League.

The two congratulatory messages were contained in a statement signed by the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa in Abuja.

In the message, the President described Ms Sandie’s track record in the legal banking business as “impressive”, this he noted, has brought a rekindled hope that Nigerians in the diaspora, given the right atmosphere are professionally excellent.

President Buhari said having followed her excellent track records in making Nigeria proud as a nation, “there is no doubt in my mind that the sky is your beginning.’’

In the same vein, the President said Nigeria received the victory of Nnemkadi Ogwunike as the 2016 Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the WNBA League with utmost pride and deep sense of appreciation to the country.

“We were even more excited to learn that you have led your team to clinch the 2016 League Championships, a feat that has been achieved by your team, the Los Angeles Sparks, since 2003.’’

The president further said the two women are sources of inspiration to Nigerian youths and urged them to continue extolling the virtues and strength of the Nigerian heritage.