Two time Minister of Finance and former Managing Director, Operations of World Bank, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has congratulated Akinwumi Adesina after he won his re-election as the 9th President to of the African Development Bank, AfDB.
Adesina a former Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development will serve a second term in the bank whose membership includes 81 countries across the region.
Okonjo-Iweala extended her good wishes to him in a tweet on her twitter handle on Thursdays shortly after he was declared winner in the election.
Okonjo-Iweala was nominated by President Muhammadu Buhari As a candidate for the Director-General of the World Trade Organisation, WTO.
The election is scheduled to hold in Geneva next year.
Ngozi Okonjo Iweala, Nigeria’s candidate is a global finance expert, who has served as the country’s Finance Minister on two occasions. Okonjo-Iweala has been named one of the “eight female anti-corruption fighters who inspire” in 2019 by Transparency International, and in 2014 Time magazine said she was among the 100 most influential people in the world.