Okonjo-Iweala says talking with young Nigerians gives her hope

Okonjo-Iweala says talking with young Nigerians gives her hope

- A former minister of finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, says talking to young people helps her overcome feelings of depression

- The renowned economist notes that the young people she talks with include her young children who are in their thirties

- Iweala tells Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and his team to encourage and give hope to young Nigerians

A former minister of finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, on Monday, November 11, said she talks with young people if she feels depressed.

The Cable reports that Okonjo-Iweala, who is a renowned economist made the disclosure at an event organised by the African University of Science and Technology (AUST) in Abuja.

The event also had in attendance, Jack Dorsey, the chief executive officer (CEO) of Twitter incorporated and his team.

The former minister also said she develops hope whenever she listens to young Nigerians, noting that If ever she wakes up feeling depressed, all she needs to do is to talk to some young people.

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The economist said those young people include her young children who are in their thirties.

She told the Jack Dorsey and his team to encourage and give hope to young Nigerians they so that they can use their skills on Twitter platform and other platforms to create jobs not just for themselves but for others.

The former minister urged young Nigerians to not to wait for people to create jobs for themselves.

Meanwhile, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey appears to be having the time of his life since touching down Nigeria on November 7.

The founder of the famous micro-blogging platform first landed in Lagos and has been making major visits to tech hubs scattered around Lagos as well as visiting one of the popular institutions in the state, University of Lagos.

So far, Dorsey has started acclimatizing to the Nigerian culture as he was spotted bursting moves to Naira Marley's controversial Soapy at Ngozi Okonjo Iweala's residence.

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