WFO’s first female African Director-General, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has graced an issue of TIME magazine’s cover as one of the World’s Most Influential Leaders.
Ngozi Okonjo was confirmed as director-general of the World Trade Organisation shattering a glass ceiling; she is the first female African leader of this organisation in its’ 25 years of operation to come this far in the competition.
The Nigerian former Finance Minister announced her achievement on a Facebook post and wrote this in respect to it:
‘Honoured and privileged to be on the cover of Time Magazine and to be recognised as one of the World’s Most Influential Leaders! Profound thanks to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex for their kind words. All Glory to God!’
Some people rained their congratulatory messages for her and here are some:
‘A well deserved recognition of the symbol of African womanhood in the 21st Century! Ngozi means Blessing in English Language. Ma, you’re really a blessing to Africa. We are super proud of you!’
‘You are making Africa proud and setting standards for the next generation of our women..Wishing you more in the future.Congratulations ma’am.’
‘Heartiest Congratulations Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala for this remarkable and well deserved success and recognition as one of the world’s most influential leaders in honour of your brilliant, commendable and outstanding performances. You really earned this milestone achievement. Your commitment and diligence are inspiring. Thank God for the great things He has done in your life. Keep up the good work. We are truly proud of you. I love you!!! What we do for ourselves alone dies with us. But what we have done for others and the world at large remain and are immortalised. If we have 10 thousand tongues it still won’t be enough to thank God for your successes and achievements. Kudos to you for this recognition.’
The Award is a well deserved one. You’re an amazing woman who has inspired and Continue to inspire a lot of people all over the world. You’re Africa’s pride. Congrats ma!