Wale Olawale, Thisday Editor, write to Capture the Aura of Okonjo Iweala’s Significance From Local to Global and That Which Was Obtained On His Verified Facebook Account!

“In 2012, when Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala sought to become president of the World Bank, The Economist magazine, did an article, that ordinarily should have handed her that job without much ado except that then-President Barack Obama had a problem with her choice”. 

Titled “Hats Off to Ngozi”, the piece was no less “an author and finisher of her fate” as far as the World Bank job was concerned. It literally finished off the campaign for Dr Ngozi and should have only been coronated afterwards.

But that job was axed and she moved on with life before the WTO offer came her way. That too ran into intricate global politics and almost went the way of the other until the universe stepped in and the hurdle on her way was yanked off, strategically.

Thus, the recent Time magazine nomination of Dr Ngozi as one of the 100 most influential people across the world in 2021 was merely stating the obvious. 

She’s one Nigerian, who has carried herself well and earned the global decorations and accolades she enjoys today. She’s worked really hard and paid her dues as well. 

Talk about women of substance and class, and I’d show you one Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, who isn’t just ‘made locally’, but constantly on global demand.

Olawale Olaleye, Thisday News Editor Via Facebook.

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