Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, a former finance minister in Nigeria, has been appointed to the board of social network Twitter, and congratulatory messages have been pouring in.
Former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abukakar, in a statement to Today News Africa in Washington DC, said he was delighted at the news.
Atiku said Okonjo-Iweala is a national treasure and her exploits on the world finance and business stage is further proof that when you empower a woman, you empower a community, a nation and a continent.
“This is one of the reasons I have pushed for women’s empowerment in my personal ventures and in politics”, he said.
Atiku Abubakar noted that Dr. Okonjo-Iweala was an integral part of the administration he served in and knows from first-hand experience that she will bring her Midas touch to the board of Twitter and any other corporation that is blessed to have her.
“I congratulate her on this elevation and urge women all over the world, and Nigeria in particular, to be inspired by Ngozi’s latest achievements and know that they can achieve greatness in Nigeria and beyond”.
He urged all levels of governments in Nigeria to be spurred by this appointment and open up the governmental space to more women for a more inclusive government that will give rise to many more Okonjo-Iwealas.