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Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala wins Forbes African of The Year Award, 2020

– Forbes has recognised Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as the African of The Year, 2020.

– The former Nigerian minister of finance won the award as she is set to become the DG of WTO

– Forbes praises her for helping Africa advance on the world stage

Forbes has announced former Nigerian minister of finance and director of the World Bank, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as the 2020 African of the year in a statement released yesterday, November 1.

The leading global media company that focuses on business and leadership is reputed for honoring outstanding personalities around the world. Forbes Africa, the continental publication that spotlights happenings in Africa made the tweet via their official Twitter account @ForbesAfrica

Forbes Africa

@forbesafrica· The 2020 #AfricanOftheYear Award honoree is… Congratulations to Dr. @NOlweala! Board Chair @Gavi; Board Chair @ARCapicity, gracing the cover of @forbesafrica

African of The Year

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, 66, is an economist and international development expert and she sits on the Boards of Twitter, Standard Chartered Bank, amongst other notable global corporations.

Dr Iweala was nominated by Nigeria’s president, Muhammadu Buhari as the country’s sole candidate for the Director-General of the World Trade Organisation. She further advanced to the final stage of the selection, in the process getting the endorsement of the European Union to further boost her chances.

Meanwhile, we earlier reported that Mr. Sabo Nanono, Nigeria’s Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development has expressed government’s intention to place a ban on importation of fish before 2022, while stressing the need for importers to look inwards and scale domestic production.

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