Dr. Ngozi Okonji-Iweala who made history as the first woman and the first African to occupy the position of the Director General of the World Trade Organisation has taken to social media to celebrate his son who broke medical history in the United States.
According to a post made by Ngozi, her son, Dr. Uchechi Iweala who is based in Maryland has emerged as one of the first spinal surgeons to perform navigated lumber spinal fusion with robots.
“Congratulations Dr. Uchechi Iweala, on being one of the first spinal surgeons in Maryland to perform a successful navigated lumbar spinal fusion using a robot! So proud to be your Mum! Keep it going!” she wrote on her official social media platform.
Earlier in March this year, the Director General equally celebrated her sister, Dr Njideka Udochi who also achieved a great medical feat in the US, particularly during the pandemic. “Congratulations Dr Njideka Udochi, Maryland’s Family Physician Of The Year. Thank you for your care of… patients and for saving so many lives. Proud of you my sister.” She wrote.
Her current post has attracted so many comments with many saying excellence run in the blood of the family, in reference to a combination of her achievement, that of the son and sister. Others called on the Nigerian government to address core health concerns to make homme attractive for doctors of his kind to return and serve the country with their expertise.
Prior to her role as the Director General of the World Trade Organisation, Ngozi who is a development economist served as the finance Minister of Nigeria.