Nigerian appointed as Chairman of G-24
Newly appointed Director and Head of Secretariat of the Intergovernmental Group of Twenty-Four, G-24 Dr Iyabo Masha
A Nigerian, Dr Iyabo Masha has been appointed as the Director and Head of Secretariat of the Intergovernmental Group of Twenty-Four, G-24.
In a congratulatory statement, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, the Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission NiDCOM, described the appointment as well deserved, going by her dedication and commitments displayed in bringing wide range of policy, operational and research experience at global and national levels.
She applauded Masha for being the first African to hold the position since 1971 when the organization was founded.
Dr Masha will be succeeding Ms Marilou Uy, the outgoing Director.
The NiDCOM boss prayed for a successful tenure while urging her not to relent but keep the fire burning as her doggedness has brought her thus far.
The Intergovernmental Group of Twenty-Four on International Monetary Affairs and Development (G-24) was established in 1971 as a representative grouping of developing countries across Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean.
The purpose of the group is to coordinate the position of developing countries on monetary and development.
Writing by Hamza Alkali; Editing by Oluwaseyi Ajibade & Adeniyi Bakare