Nigeria’s former Finance Minister, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has been named Forbes Africa Person of the Year 2020.
Reacting to the development, she wrote, “Thrilled to be named Forbes Africa-CNBC ‘2020 African of the Year’ following in the footsteps of my great brothers Paul Kagame and Akin Adesina.
“This award is for fellow Africans suffering the health and economic impact of #Covid19. The energy and resilience of Africans inspire me!” she wrote.
Thrilled to be named @forbesafrica -CNBC 2020 African of the Year following in the footsteps of my great Brothers @PaulKagame and @akin_adesina. This award is for fellow Africans suffering the health & economic impact of Covid19. The energy and resilience of Africans inspires me! https://t.co/CKDEyls7T9
— Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala (@NOIweala) December 1, 2020
Former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Muhammad Sanusi II; Aliko Dangote, president of the Dangote Group, and other notable Nigerians have bagged this award.