25 July 2015, Lagos – Lagos – Two financial experts on Saturday lauded Ms Arunma Oteh’s appointment as Vice President/Treasurer of the World Bank.
They told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in separate interviews in Lagos that the appointment was in recognition of Oteh’s laudable achievements during her tenure at the Security and Exchange Commission (SEC).
Prof. Sheriffdeen Tella of the Department of Economics, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, said the appointment was a good one and urged Oteh to do the country proud by ensuring excellence in her new endeavour.
“The World Bank must have assessed Oteh’s performance during her tenure at SEC because the World Bank does not employ people anyhow. Oteh is qualified for the job and must not disappoint Nigerians,’’ he said.
A founding member of the Nigeria Shareholders Solidarity Association, Alhaji Gbadebo Olatokunmbo, said that the appointment showed that the international community recognised the qualities of Nigeria’s personnel.
Olatokunbo said that Oteh should not relent in her new job and must aspire to greater positions in the future.
“This appointment indicates that hard work pays, so, l urge Nigerians to emulate Oteh and stand for the truth at all costs,’’ he said.
The immediate past Director-General of SEC in Nigeria was appointed Vice President and Treasurer of the World Bank on Thursday.
Her appointment was announced in a press statement by Jim Yong Kim, the President of the World Bank.
Kim said that she was selected to the new position through an international competitive search and her appointment would take effect from Sept. 28.