In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 03rd, September, 2020

Nigerian Politician Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Turns into American Citizen

Nigerian Politician Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Becomes American Citizen

Okonjo Iweala

Okonjo Iweala


Nigeria’s former Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is now an American citizen.


In accordance with Bloomberg, Okonjo-Iweala truly took US citizenship in 2019 as she fought for the place of the director-general of the World Commerce Organisation (WTO).


In accordance with Bloomberg, a lot of the candidates battling for the place with the Nigerian boast of twin citizenship, which consultants consider could enhance their probabilities at getting the much-coveted job.


The opposite candidates for the place, reminiscent of Jesús Seade Kuri, is Mexican and Lebanese.


Additionally, Amina Mohamed, a Kenyan minister, can be Somali and Abdel-Hamid Mamdouh is each Swiss and Egyptian.


Nigeria’s former finance minister labored within the US for effectively over 25 years with out taking over its citizenship.


Nonetheless, this affected her when she ran for the president of the World Financial institution in 2012 as a result of she was not backed by the US, shedding the seat to Korean-American Jim Yong Kim.

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