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Okonjo Iweala Emerges Winner Of Forbes African Of The Year 2020

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Dr Okonjo Iweala Former Nigeria’s finance minister and the current candidate for the World Trade Organization Director-General wins Forbes “African Of The Year” 2020 Award.

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The announcement was made by Forbes Africa via their Twitter handle.

Okonjo Iweala in her response expresses her excitement to be named 2020 African of the year following in the footsteps of Paul Kagame and Akin Adesina.

Okonjo Iweala dedicated the award to all Africans who have been affected by the health and Economic impact of Covid-19.

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Okonjo Iweala being the first Woman in Africa to collect the award, Joins other prominent Nigerians like Akinwunmi Adesina, Aliko Dangote and Muhammad Sanusi II in being recognized as “African of the year”

Akinwunmi Adesina president of the African Development Bank has bagged the award twice. One in 2013 and the other in 2019 while Dangote won the award in 2014, Muhammad Sanusi former Central bank Governor in 2011.

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