Former President Goodluck Jonathan has congratulated ex-finance minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala on her appointment to Twitter’s Board of Directors.
Iweala and Robert Zoellick were on Thursday appointed as new independent director of the microblogging site.
Ngozi and Bob are distinguished leaders with unparalleled global perspective and policy expertise,” said Omid Kordestani, Executive Chairman of Twitter.
“We are confident they will be incredible assets to Twitter as we continue to focus on driving transparency and making Twitter a safer, healthier place for everyone who uses our service.”
Reacting to the development, Jonathan, who appointed Iweala as Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister for the Economy of Nigeria in 2011, said he was not surprised at her latest feat, following her numerous achievements in the country.
“I am not surprised that Dr. Mrs. Ngozi Okonjo Iweala has been appointed into the board of Twitter,” the ex-president wrote on Facebook.
“If anyone merits such an appointment, it is definitely a woman who helped her nation manage its finances most prudently and was instrumental to pulling many millions out of poverty.
“Ngozi I am proud of you. You serve Nigeria most meritoriously. I am more than certain that you will do same with Twitter”