Former Nigeria’s Minister of Finance Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Receive National Honors From Two Countries


Former Nigeria's Minister of Finance Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Honored By Presidents of Two Countries

Recently, His Excellency President Alassane Ouattara of Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) , and Her Excellency, President Johnson-Sirleaf of Liberia conferred respective National Honors of their countries Côte d'Ivoire and Liberia on Former two terms Finance Minister of Nigeria (2003-2006, 2011-2015) and former Managing Director of the World Bank (2007-2011) for works on development supporting these two countries and Africa.


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Wikipedia describes Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as follows:

"Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala (born 13 June 1954) is an Igbo Nigerian and a highly respected and influential global leader, economist, policy maker and thinker on Finance and Economic Development. She has been listed 5 years consecutively as one of the 100 Most Powerful Women in the World by Forbes Magazine and in 2013 was listed as one of the Most Influential People in the World by TIME Magazine. In 2015, she was also listed as one of the 50 Greatest World Leaders by Fortune.

She served two terms as Finance Minister of Nigeria (2003-2006, 2011-2015) and was previously Managing Director of the World Bank (2007-2011). She currently chairs the Board of the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI) and the African Risk Capacity (ARC). She is also a Senior Adviser at Lazard. Dr. Okonjo-Iweala is renowned as the first female and black candidate to contest for the presidency of the World Bank Group in 2012."

(Profile Culled from Wikipedia.com)

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