Okonjo-Iweala Wins Forbes 2020 “Africa Person Of The Year” Award
Nigeria’s first female minister of finance, Okonjo-Iweala has just been named the Africa Person of the Year by Forbes.
Okonjo-Iweala who is the prime candidate for the office of the director-general of the World Trade Organisation bagged the noble award on Tuesday, December 1.
Other prominent Nigerians to have won the prestigious award include Muhammad Sanusi II (2013), former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria; Aliko Dangote (2014), president of the Dangote Group.
Recall also that in 2019, Akinwumi Adesina, president of the African Development Bank (AfDB), won the award for his outstanding work at the bank and a distinguished career in agriculture and finance.