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Time 100: ‘She’s the most influential Nigerian’ – Omokri salutes Okonjo-Iweala

A former presidential aide, Reno Omokri, has stated that the Director-General of the World Trade Organization, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, is the most influential Nigerian.

Omokri’s stated this in reaction to the former Minister of Finance’s inclusion in American premier news magazine, TIME Magazine’s world’s most influential people.

The Nigerian-American economist graced the cover of the ‘leaders’ category and she was honoured with a piece written by the Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

“Congratulations to my dear friend, @NOIweala , for once again making the @TIME Magazine 100 most influential people of 2021. Not only did Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala make the list, she is also on the cover of the latest issue of Time. My family and I are proud of you,” Omokri wrote.

In a subsequent tweet, Omokri reacted to the perception of many Nigerians on Okonjo-Iweala’s achievements, saying she’s the  most influential Nigerian.

“Someone said @NOIweala is the most influential Igbo woman. That is the height of ignorance. Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is not the most influential Igbo woman. She is also not the most influential Nigerian woman. She is the most influential Nigerian. Full stop!”

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