Tinubu hails Dr. Masha on appointment as G-24 Director

President-elect Asíwájú Bola Tinubu has congratulated renowned economist and member of the Federal Government’s Economic Advisory Council, Dr. Iyabo Masha, as the Director of G-24 Secretariat.

The Intergovernmental Group of Twenty-four on International Monetary Affairs and Development (G24) recently announced the appointment of Dr. Masha as the Director of the G-24 following an extensive recruitment process. She will succeed Ms. Marilou Uy.

Asíwájú Tinubu, who noted Dr. Masha’s excellent knowledge of the economy, both national and international, as well as her rich ideas on broad range of issues and policies, described the appointment as appropriate and well deserved.

In a statement by his Media Office on Wednesday in Lagos, the President-elect said: “Congratulations to renowned economist Dr. Iyabo Masha on her appointment by the Intergovernmental Group of Twenty-four on International Monetary Affairs and Development (G-24) as Director of its Secretariat.

“To say this appointment is an excellent appointment is stating the obvious. Dr. Masha’s knowledge, experience and immense skills have prepared her for high offices.

“She has has a deep understanding of the economy, both national and global, and parades excellent ideas on a broad range of issues and policies.

“All of that earned her an eminent place as a member of Nigeria’s Presidential Economic Advisory Council, directly advising the president on economic policy from 2019-2022.

“Having worked on a range of countries at the International Monetary Fund, Washington DC, developing non-program policies for emerging market and low-income economies in Africa and Asia, her experience, I understand, aligns with the purpose of G-24, which is to coordinate the position of developing countries on monetary and development issues, particularly issues on the agendas of the IMF.

“I congratulate this proudly Lagos Dr. Masha on her achievement. I know that more of this kind of appointment will come her way as Nigeria and the world will always require her talents and experience.”

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