Mover and Shaker: Okonjo-Iweala makes The Economist’s cover (SNAPSHOT)

by Akan Ido

Along with other notable personalities like the German chancellor, Angela Merkel and Chinese Communist Party leader, Xi Jinping, The Economist  presents Ngozi Okojo-Iweala, Nigeria’s minister of finance and coordinator of the economy to be one of the movers and shakers of the world in 2013.

The magazine has never hidden its admiration and respect for the Harvard-trained former World Bank executive it fondly refers to as the ‘Iron Lady‘.

With a well fought battle to win the World Bank presidency under her trademark ‘gele‘ (finally losing to her American opponent, Jim Yong Kim), it is not hard to see why the world, including the Economist Magazine, expects more from her in the year to come.

Hat-tip to our FrontPager, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, for the photo!

Comments (2)

  1. That woman is not competent. She was successful at World Bank cos the bank has a framework and a template that guide every activity. She's failed as a Finance minister under GEJ cos of the absence of same. She couldn't even create one. She approved and got several billions of Naira to be paid in fictitious subsidy claims, now she's making frantic effort to recover the lost funds that records confirm is in trillion. She made that cover because of her position as the Finance Minister of the most populous black nation in the world not because of her skills or any concrete achievement cos she's got none especially under the present administration of GEJ.

  2. The silent poor Nigerians are the victims of Mrs Iweala‘s harsh economic policies just like Merkel cannot move freely in Greece. Like it or not people are paying seriously for their glory.

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