By KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna
Advocacy Champion of the Coalition Against Paraquat (CAP), Professor Yahaya Kuta has called on Nigerians to continue to support President Muhammadu Buhari for his developmental strides despite the current challenges.
He expressed this on Thursday March 17, 2021 when the Director General of World Trade Organization (WTO), Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala visited the Nigeria Export Promotion Council (NEPC) Complex in Abuja.
He acknowledged Buhari’s diplomatic milestones with outstanding exports in persons like Dr. Akinwumi Adesina (AfDB President), Amina Mohammed (Deputy Secretary General to UN) Professor Tijani Bande (UN Permanent Represtative and Chair of 74 Session), Ambassador Bankole Adeoye AU Commissioner for Political Affairs and Security) and now Dr Ngozi Okonjo Iweala, DG – WTO.
Chairman/Patron International Institute of Certified Forensic Investigation Professional (IICFIP) Africa. Dr. Malami Shehu Ma’aji, accompanied by Prof Yahaya Kuta after a chat with Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, presented letter of congratulation on behalf of Coalition Against Paraquat (CAP).
Earlier, Chairman of Visa and Business Trading Company Limited, Alhaji Sani Garba commended the Director General of World Trade Organization (WTO), Dr.Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala on her appointment as the first female and African head of WTO.
Alhaji Garba who described the feat attained by Mrs Iweala as legendary, praying that her tenure as the DG of the World Trade Organization be successful and impactful on Nigeria and Africa.
He also charged her not to forget to use her office to reposition Small and Medium Entreprises (SMEs) in Nigeria.
“Similarly, we hope you would use your good office to better the lot of Nigeria in the areas of trade agreements and SMEs businesses.
“We consider this opportunity a rare one and be rest assured that we would never fail you concerning any trade opportunity you marshaled to Nigeria, the home of your humble beginning and exemplary service”, Sani said .
The Chairman of Visa and Business Trading Company Limited further assured the DG of the support of Nigerian business community with the assurance that Mrs Iweala would as a Nigerian help to propel SMEs to greater heights in the world .
He also called on her to support the SMEs of which 90 per cent are driven by women.
He said, “At the Business Visa & Trading Company Limited, our business effort is tilted towards supporting more women entrepreneurs.
“Over 90% of the SMEs we support are driven by Nigerian women, who are deeply passionate about producing, packaging and branding Made-in-Nigeria products for local consumption and export,” he explained.