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I Can’t Afford PR To Fight For The WTO Position – Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Ngozi-Okonjo Iweala

Ngozi-Okonjo Iweala

Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has come out to say that she is the best candidate for the Director-General of World Trade Organisation, WTO, position.

She, however, revealed that she is in dire need of volunteers since she does not have the required resources to engage public relations firms and lobbyists that other candidates might be using.

According to her, she is very pleased with how things are going thus far, especially with the way Nigerians and the government have supported her.

She added that having volunteers, alongside the support, to make her current dreams a reality would be duly appreciated.

Her words, “So far things are going well and I’m grateful for the support of the government and Nigerians.

“I don’t have any PR firm working for me. I have some friends who are helping with media work pro-bono because I cannot afford to pay them. It would be nice to have some volunteers.”

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Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala (born 13 June 1954) is a Nigerian-born economist and international development expert. She sits on the Boards of Standard Chartered Bank, Twitter, Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI), and the African Risk Capacity (ARC).

Previously, Okonjo-Iweala spent a 25-year career at the World Bank as a development economist, scaling the ranks to the Number 2 position of Managing Director, Operations (2007-2011). She also served two terms as Finance Minister of Nigeria (2003-2006, 2011-2015) under the leadership of President Olusegun Obasanjo and President Goodluck Jonathan respectively.

Okonjo-Iweala was born in Ogwashi-Ukwu, Delta State, Nigeria where her father Professor Chukwuka Okonjo is the Eze (King) from the Obahai Royal Family of Ogwashi-Ukwu.

She is married to Dr. Ikemba Iweala, a neurosurgeon. They have four children – one daughter, Onyinye Iweala (AB, MD, PhD, Harvard) and three sons, Uzodinma Iweala (AB, Harvard, MD, Columbia), Okechukwu Iweala (AB, Harvard) and Uchechi Iweala (AB, MD, MBA, Harvard).


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