President Buhari Proud Of Nigerian Women In US


President Muhammadu Buhari hails three Nigerian Women, Ms. Sandie Okoro, Ms. Nnemkadi and Chiney Ogwunike for making Nigeria proud with their achievements in the US.

Buhari congratulated Ms. Okoro who was recently appointed as the Senior Vice President and General Counsel, World Bank Group and Ms. Ogwunike on her record-breaking achievements in the U.S. Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) League.

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The two congratulatory messages signed in Abuja by the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, Abike Dabiri-Erewa on Monday, November 21, reads:

“I wish to congratulate Ms Sandie Okoro on her appointment as the Senior Vice President and General Counsel, World Bank Group.  Her track record in the banking sector as impressive, which has brought a rekindled hope that Nigerians in the Diaspora with the right atmosphere, are professionally excellent,” Buhari wrote.

“Nigeria also received the victory of Nnemkadi Ogwunike as the 2016 Most Valuable Player of U.S. WNBA League with utmost pride and a deep sense of appreciation to the country.

Nnekadi Ogwumike (right) and her sister Chiney (left)

“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.

“It is even more befitting and admirable that, as a true African and Nigerian daughter, you have set a remarkable example for your younger Sister, Chiney Ogwunike.

“She (Chiney) joined you to make world history in 2014, when selected by the Connecticut Sun as the Number One draft pick achieved by your team, the Los Angeles Sparks, since 2003.

“The legacy you began in 2012, with your selection by the Los Angeles Sparks, making both of you, the second set of siblings to ever be selected number one in any American Sports.

“I am truly proud of both of you, and urge you to continue to extol the virtues and strengthen of Nigerian heritage. Your shining example serves as an inspiration to the youths of Nigeria.”

Meanwhile, Ms. Okoro has taken to social media to express her gratitude for the honour received from President of Nigeria. Here’s what she wrote:

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“What a week it has been. Today I had the great honour of The President of Nigeria, President Buhari congratulate me personally on my appointment to the World Bank.

“I am very proud of my Nigerian Heritage and very proud to be part of the Fabulous Nigerian Diaspora so having President Buhari honour me on this way is HUGE HUGE deal for me. If my Dad were still alive he would have been so proud. This one is for you Dad!”

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