Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Eyes World Bank Presidency

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Nigeria’s former Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has declared her intentions to gun for the presidency of the World Bank.

Okonjo-Iweala disclosed this in a media interview yesterday in Davos, Switzerland.

She said:-

“I know that, because I contested the last time in 2012, and many people were asking that question.

“It is a shareholder’s decision and they have to decide how they want it. Someone has to nominate.

“If the right person were to nominate, and if the circumstances are right and people feel I can do the job, yes!”

She also explained her interest in the coveted position in the apex financial body.

“No I have not declared my candidacy, you asked a hypothetical question and I answered it fairly.

“I’m very happy right now, and I just want you to know that I’m enjoying life for a change for a portfolio of what I like.”

Okonjo-Iweala, an economist, author and entrepreneur, was Nigeria’s first female Finance Minister and the first female Foreign Affairs Minister.

She was also the first female black candidate to contest for the presidency of the World Bank Group in 2012.

Okonjo-Iweala started out as an intern in World Bank Group.

After graduation, she returned to World Bank Group and worked for many years as a development economist.

She held the post of Corporate Secretary and Vice President.

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