Okonjo-Iweala shows interest in World Bank presidency

Okonjo-Iweala shows interest in World Bank presidency

- Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Nigeria's former finance minister, has indicated interest in the world bank presidency

- The former minister said if she is nominated for the job at World Bank and she is up to it, she would do it

- Okonjo-Iweala, however, said this is not her publicly declaring her candidacy

Former Nigeria minister of finance, Professor Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has said she would contest for the post of World Bank’s president once again.

Okonjo-Iweala disclosed this in an interview with Richard Quest on CNN on Thursday, January 24, The Guardian reports.

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In the interview, she said if she was nominated for the job at World Bank and she is up to it, she would do it.

She said: "I know that, because I contested the last time in 2012, and many people were asking that question. It is a shareholder’s decision and they have to decide how they want it. Someone has to nominate.

“If the right person were to nominate, and if the circumstances are right and people feel I can do the job, yes!”

The former minister, however, said no when asked if she has publicly declared her candidacy.

She said: "No I have not declared my candidacy, you asked a hypothetical question and I answered it fairly. I’m very happy right now, and I just want you to know that I’m enjoying life for a change for a portfolio of what I like.”

Okonjo-Iwela was the first female to vie for the post of the president of World Bank in 2012, and also instrumental to the clearing of Nigeria’s $30 billion Paris Club debt.

She was also the first female black candidate to contest for the presidency of the World Bank Group in 2012.

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Recall that Legit.ng previously reported that social media giant, Twitter Inc, announced the appointment of Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as a member of its board of directors.

According to reports, the announcement was made by the company’s executive chairman, Omid Kordestani, on Thursday, July 19, 2018.

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