Tinubu hails appointment of Masha as G-24 director
President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has congratulated renowned economist and member of the Federal Government’s Economic Advisory Council, Dr. Iyabo Masha, as Director of the G-24 Secretariat.
The Intergovernmental Group of Twenty-four on International Monetary Affairs and Development (G24), recently, announced the appointment of Masha as Director, following an extensive recruitment process. She will succeed Ms. Marilou Uy.
Tinubu, who noted 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, yesterday, in Lagos, the President-elect said: “Congratulations to renowned economist, 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. Masha’s knowledge, experience and immense skills have prepared her for high offices.
“She 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 to 2022.
“Having worked on a range of countries at the International Monetary Fund, Washington DC, developing non-programme 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 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.”