The Future Investment Initiative Institute hosted the virtual event on Tuesday, as part of a series of panel sessions around the themes of vaccines, resilience and global health.
Browsing: Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala
The last batch of six states – Ebonyi, Bayelsa, Nasarawa, Zamfara, Bauchi and Ekiti – was created by the military head of state, General Sani Abacha, on October 1, 1996.
The appointment is contained in a letter to the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Otunba Adeniyi Adebayo, from the office of the Chief of Staff to the President, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari.
Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is no stranger to firsts and landmarks. Prior to being appointed the DG of the WTO, she had completed a cumulative seven-year tenure as the Nigerian Finance Minister under the Obasanjo and Jonathan administrations. She also, at a time, served as the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the first woman in her country to occupy these two demanding roles.
This year’s edition will be headlined by Africa’s international leaders that include the President of Rwanda, Paul Kagame; Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Director-General of the World Trade Organisation; Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organisation; and Mr. Makhtar Sop Diop, Managing Director, International Finance Corporation.
“I am very pleased to announce the appointment of four new Deputy Directors-General at the WTO. It is the first time in the history of our organization that half of the DDGs are women. This underscores my commitment to strengthening our organization with talented leaders whilst at the same time achieving gender balance in senior positions. I look forward to welcoming them to the WTO,” DG Okonjo-Iweala said.
Tony Fadaka, Registrar, NIM, made the disclosure in a statement on Friday in Lagos.
In recent decades, great women have led government organisations, parastatals, Ministries, Departments and Agencies and even nations of Africa and have excelled beyond expectations. Women like Prof. Dora Akunyili, Dr. Oby Ezekwesili, Aruma Oteh and Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, who now is the Director-General of World Trade Organisation. We have seen examples of Ellen Sirleaf Johnson who did well as Liberia President and the first female President in Africa from 2006 to 2018 and now Samia Suluhu Hassan, the new Tanzania female President.
Last week, Nigeria’s name reverberated all over the world again, this time not for opaque-minded leadership, corruption, banditry, Boko Haram or Fulani herdsmen’s violence. In far away Los Angeles, at the 63rd annual Grammy awards, Burna Boy, real name Damini Ogulu, won the Best Global Music Album category with his Twice as Tall track, while Wizkid won the Best Video for his song with Beyonce.
Okonjo-Iweala on Tuesday in Abuja, while meeting with captains of industry sector, said with Nigeria’s large number of educated people, it has a comparative advantage in services with rooms to improve
Femi Adesina, the President’s spokesman in a statement in Abuja, said that the president told the visiting WTO boss that in spite of the robust support Nigeria gave to her candidacy for the position, she also deserved the selection.
This was the summary of the virtual event held by new-age financial solutions powerhouse, Zedcrest Group, in celebration of International Women’s Day on Monday.
This award was bestowed on Okonjo-Udochi by the The Maryland Academy of Family Physicians (MDAFP).
Olaosebikan, in a statement, said Okonjo-Iweala’s emergence as WTO boss was a further confirmation of the success of the present administration’s international relations policy and the propriety President Buhari enjoys across the world.
Okonjo-Iweala was appointed WTO DG on February 15, 2021, after a selection process that lasted seven months.
“It is important & timely that they’ve apologised,” Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala said in a tweet.
We agree with many of the historians that the pursuit of closer foreign economic relations is no longer an option and the important need for an upward trajectory in bilateral relationship, first in our own neighbourhood and then in the world are key. This is what necessitated a whirlwind of visits around the world in the President’s First Term.
Askia said this in a statement released in Warri, Delta State on Friday congratulating Dr. Okonjo-Iweala on her recent election.
The challenge started by Temie Giwa-Tubosun @temite on twitter and more women have joined displaying their various skills.
Okonjo-Iweala gave the affirmation during a virtual interview session anchored by Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State at the Lagos Economic Summit (Ehingbeti) 2021.