Prime Minister Philip J. Pierre has paid tribute to World Trade Organization (WTO) Director-General Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, asserting that she should inspire Saint Lucians.
“Let us be inspired by international figures such as Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, a woman who has conquered the world in her field,” Pierre declared regarding the WTO official whom he said he had the distinct honour of hosting as the Guest of Honour for Saint Lucia’s 44th Independence Anniversary.
The Saint Lucia Prime Minister observed that she became the first woman Finance and Foreign Minister of Nigeria and the first woman and African to head the WTO.
Pierre also noted that she had been celebrated as one of the most influential leaders and among the most powerful women in the world.
“Let us not, therefore, bridle our ambitions; let them be as lofty as our Pitons, and let them surpass the heights of Mount Gimie,” he wrote on Facebook.