Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the Director-general of the World Trade Centre, recently addressed Southeast governors at the ongoing Southeast summit on economy and security in Owerri, Imo State.
During her speech, she emphasized the need for unity among the governors to boost the region’s economy.
Dr. Okonjo-Iweala praised the governors for taking steps to change the narrative but also highlighted the lack of unity among them. She acknowledged the high human resources of the Igbo people, both within the region and across the world.
The former Nigerian finance minister urged the Southeast governors to organize an investment forum to address the issues hindering progress in the region. She encouraged them to work together and avoid unnecessary conflicts.
pharmaceutical companies and vaccine producers to establish a market chain in the region, taking advantage of the privatization of power.
Furthermore, she appealed to the governors to utilize the abundant human resources of the Ndigbo community to support the development of high-quality schools by providing resources and assistance to professors. She also proposed leveraging the expertise of diaspora doctors to establish quality hospitals in the region.