Former Nigerian Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy under the administration of former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has been named Forbes Africa Person of the Year for the year 2020.
According to an official statement released out through the Forbes Africa team, Okonjo-Iweala joined the league of eminent Nigerians such as Akinwumi Adesina, Aliko Dangote, and Muhammad Sanusi II to have won the prestigious award.
Okonjo Iweala is currently the leading prime candidate for the director-general of the World Trade Organisation.
Thrilled to be named @forbesafrica -CNBC 2020 African of the Year following in the footsteps of my great Brothers @PaulKagame and @akin_adesina. This award is for fellow Africans suffering the health & economic impact of Covid19. The energy and resilience of Africans inspires me! https://t.co/CKDEyls7T9
— Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala (@NOIweala) December 1, 2020