Tough Operator: Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Harvard educated Dr. Okonjo-Iweala, a recent candidate for presidency of the World Bank, is one of the world’s most respected economists. She must be congratulated on ensuring Nigeria’s first sovereign debt rating. This achievement brought significant foreign investment to Nigeria.

Dr. Okonjo-Iweala is a tough operator who is keen on tackling corruption. She is the right person to see that the benefits from Nigeria’s oil revenues are distributed equitably throughout the nation. Nigeria is experiencing strong economic growth but the lack of a truly effective distribution of wealth is massively restrictive. Income inequality is a severe hindrance to sustainable growth. This is one of the major challenges she faces.

“….That’s what this administration is focusing on: Job creation and inclusive growth,”


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