Nigeria’s former Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has been named by business magazine Forbes as the African of the Year, becoming the first woman to clinch the award.

The international development expert was honoured with the award in an announcement made by Forbes Africa on Tuesday, December 1, 2020.

According to the organisers, the ABN Group, the award is given to change makers who have demonstrated true leadership excellence, have a prominent presence on the world stage, and whose influence has played a significant role in Africa’s development.

The award has previously been won by Rwandan president, Paul Kagame, and president of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina.


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