Ever since the announcement of Dr Ngozi Okonjo-iweala as the first new Female Director General of the World Trade Organisation, there has been a trend going on social media, the #belikengozichallenge floods social media.
Dr Okonjo-iweala who was served twice as former Finance Minister in Nigeria was born 13th June 1954. She is a Nigerian American economist, who had a 25 year career at the World Bank as a development economist.
The #belikengozichallenge floods social media as her admirers celebrate her success as DG to the WTO. Dr Okonjo-iweala who hails from Ogwash-Ukwu in Delta state
Dr Okonjo-Iweala is currently also Chair of the Board of the African Union’s African Risk Capacity (ARC), an innovative weather-based insurance mechanism for African countries; and co-Chair of the Commission on the New Climate Economy with Lord Nicolas Stern and Paul Polman.
Okonjo-Iweala is married to Dr. Ikemba Iweala, a retired neurosurgeon and emergency physician. They are blessed with four children, Uzodinma Iweala, Onyinye Iweala, Uchechi Iweala and Ikechukwu Iweala. One of her sons, Uzodima Iweala is an American author and medical doctor.
As her admirers have been spotted dressed in Ankara with her signature head gear. The #BeLikeNgoziChallenge floods social media and most folks are cut in the fun.
Dr Okonjo-Iweala has been listed as one of the 50 Greatest World Leaders (Fortune, 2015), the Top 100 Most Influential People in the World (TIME, 2014), the Top 100 Global Thinkers (Foreign Policy, 2011 and 2012), the Top 100 Most Powerful Women in the World (Forbes, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014), the Top 3 Most Powerful Women in Africa (Forbes, 2012), the Top 10 Most Influential Women in Africa (Forbes, 2011), the Top 100 Women in the World (The Guardian, 2011), the Top 150 Women in the World (Newsweek, 2011),
As the #BeLikeNgoziChallenge floods social media, let’s have your amazing pictures and hope you have the head gear right as that’s the fun part of the challenge. Need I say all manner of challenge tend to trend on social media these days. Just make sure you get on the right one
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