- The United States president, Joe Biden, took photos of the DG of the WTO, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala
- Okonjo-Iweala shared the photos taken at the G20 Summit on her verified X (formerly Twitter) handle @NOIweala
- Nigerians have reacted to the photos while showering the former Nigeria’s minister of finance with kind words
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India, New Delhi- The director-general of the World Trade Organization (WTO) Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, was the star of the day at the G20 Summit as the United States president, Joe Biden, turned a cameraman to take photos of her and others.
In a post shared on her X (formerly Twitter) page @NOIweala, Okonjo-Iweala said she had great moments discussing WTO reform with President Biden and Jake Sullivan, the National Security Advisor.
“At the G20 Leaders Summit. Some great moments with President Joe Biden @POTUS and also with @JakeSullivan46 National Security Advisor, discussing @WTO reform especially reform of the Dispute Settlement System. President Biden surprised us by taking a photo of me, my staff and @JakeSullivan46”
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Nigerians react as Biden takes photos of Okonjo-Iweala
Some Nigerians have reacted to the post, describing Okonjo-Iweala as the “Messi of finance” and a star that cannot be hidden.
“This affirms the popular saying that you can’t hide a star, the Messi of Finance.”
“President Biden famzing with Madam Ngozi Okonjo Iweala is another prove that Nigeria is a great nation and I am so proud of this country. The world will celebrate you if you don’t steal peoples mandate or doesn’t have a lot of baggages ..
“Getting it right will start by arresting Mahmood Yakubu and his cohorts, then lock them up forever. They are the enemies within.”
“Very few regular citizens of the world can have this level of access to the United States President. Look how excited he is to take a selfie with NOI.”
“When you are big, you are big. The world is your stage.”
“When you’re good, you’re good. She has had a long and amazing, exemplary career.”
Okonjo-Iweala reacts to criticism of not posting photo with Tinubu
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Okonjo-Iweala reacted to claims that she deliberately did not post photos of herself and President Bola Ahmed Tinubu during the New Global Financing Pact summit in Paris, France.
Okonjo-Iweala said she posted the photos in the order in which she received them from her staff or colleagues.
Why Okonjo-Iweala visited President Tinubu
Okonjo-Iweala earlier disclosed the purpose of her visit to President Tinubu at the presidential villa on Tuesday, August 8.
Addressing state house correspondents after the meeting with the president, Okonjo-Iweala said the purpose of her visit was to channel how Nigerians can benefit more from the activities of the WTO.