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Ngozi okonjo iweala A princess born into a family of well educated Nigerian Royals on 13th day of June 1954, she hails from Delta State of Nigeria,

Ngozi Okonjo Iweala

and spent the early years of her life living with her grand parents while her parents studied abroad. Upon the return of her parents she moved with them to Ibadan, South west of Nigeria where her parents worked with the then University College of Ibadan now University of Ibadan. She latter attended the girls school in Enugu and add a long break due to the civil war in Nigeria. She completed her secondary education at St Annes College in Ibadan.

 

Though the civil war disrupted her education it did not slow her down, she passed her a levels in with good grades and got admitted into Harvard University to study Economics. Leaving the shores of the country Ngozi Okonjo Iweala performed expectionally well in school and Graduated with good grades. She has a PHD from MIT the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Ngozi Okonjo Iweala at the World Bank

Her first experience in the World Bank came through her internship program where she got the first experience of the institution and upon graduation she applied for the young professionals program of the world bank and was absorbed to the team of the world bank elites.

She continued there with a 21-year career as a development economist at the World Bank, where she held the post of Vice President and Corporate Secretary. This included two tours of duty (six years) working in the East Asia Region, the last tour (1997-2000) as Country Director Malaysia, Mongolia, Laos and Cambodia during the East Asian financial crisis; two duty tours in the  Middle East Region, the last (2000-2003) as Director, Operations (deputy vice-president) of the region. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala also served as Director of Institutional Change and Strategy (1995-1997). In this post she assisted with the implementation of the Bank’s reform agenda.  From 1989 to 1991 she was Special assistant to the Senior Vice President, Operations, an assignment that enabled participation in high level policy formulation and discussions for countries as diverse as China and Burkina Faso.

She left twice to serve as Finance Minister of Nigeria, under the dispensation of president Olusegun Obasanjo and president Goodluck Jonathan, came back  in between the two presidents term in office to be the Managing Director of the World Bank.  Currently she is been tipped to be the President of the World Bank, she received backing from South Africa, Brazil and Scholars like Harvard Professor Pritchett, there might be backing from China and India if they would vote based on merit.

She unsuccessfully ran for the World Bank Presidency, though she was the preferred and most qualified choice the US backed candidate won, she however sets precedence for other contestant to challenge the status quo.

As Finance Minister in the Federal Republic of Nigeria

Following her role as Vice President in the World Bank the Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo asked her to be the Finance Minister of the country. The president was impressed with the brief on economic reforms he requested from her and asked her to serve as the Minister of Finance. The position she held between 2003 and 2006,during this period she had a short stint as the Minister of foreign affairs.

Ngozi Okonjo Iweala

Her achievements

As a Minister of Finance she heads a team which is responsible for the economic reforms policy in Nigeria.

She initiated the practice of publishing allocations from to the Federal government to each states in the country.

She was instrumental to boosting Nigeria’s credit rating from Fitch and Standard and Poor’s to BB minus.

She headed a team that renegotiated the cancellation of US $18 billion about 60 percent of Nigeria’s external debt with the Paris Club which includes a juicy buyback to wipes the countries debt and reduces it indebtness to $5 Billion.

After her resignation as Minister of Finance she founded NOI Consulting and also co founded Makeda Funds with SEAF. The Fund was designed to help and support small business in emerging markets. She left NOI consulting to serve as Managing Director of the World Bank. After a while she was called to serve again has the Finance Minister of Nigeria by President Goodluck Jonathan a post she still holds till date.

Recently she has been tipped and nominated for the world bank presidency a position that has been held since inception by a US candidate. If elected she will be the first female president of the bank and also the first non-US candidate. Though she has declined interest she is the best candidate so far, having been a Finance Minister of Nigeria and also a Managing Director at the World bank.

Ngozi Okonjo Iweala’s  contribution and works

She brought to the forefront the issue of Corruption and need for transparency and accountability in African Countries. She Joined Brooks a private not for profit research and innovative policy solution organization as a distinguished visiting fellow, where she would be working on three key areas within the global economy and development program:

  1. The Wolfensohn Centre for Development, led by Johannes Linn
  2. The Global Health Financing Initiative, recently launched with a Gates Foundation grant
  3. The Transparency and Accountability Project. The health and transparency projects are led by Senior Fellow David de Ferranti.

She has an academic piece published by Africa World Press in 2003, The Debt Trap in Nigeria: Towards a Sustainable Debt Strategy. Co-edited with Charles C. Soludo and Mansur Muhtar.

A biography of renowned and respected author. Chinua Achebe: Teacher of Light:  Co-authored with Tijan Sallah.

International awards

TIMES Europe –Hero 2004

Euromoney Magazine –  Global Finance Minister of the year 2005

Financial Times/The Banker African Finance Minister 2005

Honorary Doctorate Degrees

Brown University, Providence, RI, USA.

Colby College, Maine, USA.

Amherst College, Amherst, MA, USA.

Others are

Trinity College, University of Dublin, Ireland.

Northern Caribbean University, Mandeville, Jamaica.

She is fond of her family, and has Four Children, three boys and a girl. Her Husband who is also her childhood sweetheart is a surgeon. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is not only a professional who knows her onion but also a true ambassador of Africa. She is mostly seen wearing her traditional attires.

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99 Comments

99 Comments

  1. akajiofor chikaodinaka peace

    June 27, 2011 at 12:15 pm

    In fact Mummy Ng you deserve kudos for your wonderful work well done globally.Mummy people like us need you back to make more impact to this nation especially in our dying educational sector.M.ummy we love

  2. emmanuel kizito

    July 5, 2011 at 7:11 am

    First, I must commend Ufor ur good work as a minister of d federal Rebulic of Nigeria & for showcasin dat wht men can do, women can do it better! Thanks 4 makin African women proud.

  3. Evangelist A.O. Oluwatomisin

    July 11, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    Hello mumy, you are wonderfuly and fearfuly made. May the almighty God be with you in all your undertakings, God will guilde and direct you in all your ways amen. Kept it up ma. God bless you.

  4. Gbenga Alli

    July 12, 2011 at 6:00 am

    Hi, mum u are welcome back to nigeria,we really appreciate your effort to upheld nigeria and africa at large to world economy standard years back, mum we believe you can do better pls do it again…you are welcome

  5. Ededem Asuakak

    July 12, 2011 at 5:17 pm

    the change that we need in Nigerian need people like you,pls accept the call,God bless you

  6. IYKE-MONTEE

    July 20, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    Mummy Ng. U are such a wonderfull woman, a woman of substance, a woman with intellectual ability, u have really proving to African,s Nigerian,s more especially that we must accept our child in good fate no matter the gender. More greace to ur elbow maa…

  7. David Remi OBADEYI

    July 21, 2011 at 8:20 am

    I can’t agree less that you are wonderfully made. The good work you put in place in moving the country out of debtor nation just four years ago has been basterdized. Nigeria is now owing more than $30b. Not only that, the reforms you started before leaving Federal Ministry of Finance has been truncated. Please, come back and complete the good work from where you stopped. You are blessed in Jesus’ name.

  8. ekweanua h ikenna

    July 24, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    mrs okonjo,you are my role model,my aspiration is becoming like you…so help me God.

  9. Odey George

    July 26, 2011 at 8:10 am

    Mummy u are the greatest in the world afta my mum.u have done great for nigerian and i still believe have a lot to offer pls dn’t deprieve us of it.pls !pls pls mummy i was made to understand that u have a daughter,if is possible i would luv to marry your daughter so we can have genuis like urself.i m very intelligent myself(i m not blowing my trumpet). Ma giv ur best us at the ministerial level.

  10. umewenike chukwueloka

    August 5, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    mummy keep it ,i want to be like

  11. Kayode Ajibola

    August 8, 2011 at 10:18 am

    Madam,
    You are a such wonderful woman, Pls do not be discourage we need you, Nigeria “s” need you. Let us join our hands together and lift Nigeria and make Nigeria among the top 10 best country in the WORLD.
    Welcome back home

  12. Eunice Onuoha

    August 18, 2011 at 1:40 pm

    Honestly, you are truely a woman of intergrity, you are a herorine, I cheerish you, you are my mentor and God bless you more. Keep it up.

  13. Awo Ogim Jr.

    August 19, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    Mrs. Iweala is a model women folks should emulate. I appreciate your desire to serve Nigeria. I am proud of you.

  14. Maurice Lawrence

    August 28, 2011 at 11:34 am

    Mother of modern day generation you indeed an icon to be recognize serve u nation with ur heart they are afraid bcos with u there is no room 4 them to loot. never mind them God is with u.

  15. sandra ugwuoke

    September 17, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    Ur a supper mummy and am proud to have you has my mentor!… May God continue to guide you Jesus name-Amen

  16. olatuji lanre

    October 13, 2011 at 5:59 pm

    Ur profile as made me not to limit my self. U are my role model and a core mother indeed

  17. ONYERI, ONYEMAUCHE RICHARD

    October 20, 2011 at 1:18 am

    Mumy, i thank God first for creating you. I also thank God for the determination you took before God making you a great Mumy. Infact you are woman of integrety for the contributions made to our nation Nigeria on the aspect of finance. Mumy with all these achievements and contributions, i thing after president Goodluck Jonathan 2nd term as President u should go for that SEAT to help our country. I pray long life for u.

  18. maryam

    November 21, 2011 at 12:47 pm

    U R MY ROLE MODEL . I WILL LIKE 2 BE LIKE U.

  19. maryam

    November 21, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    I REALLY APPRECIATE UR EFFORT.DER IS DIS PROVERB DAT ”WOT A MAN CAN DO A WOMAN CAN DO EVEN BETTER”.I NOW BELIEVE IT

  20. Brenda Abankwah

    November 25, 2011 at 12:36 pm

    Amazing!I am a Ghanaian Mum Honestly, you are a woman of intergrity and with uncommon intellectual ability.It is wonderful how God has invested alot of potentials in you with all this achievement you are as well successful even in the home; it is said one can never have it all but it seems to me you are truely blessed in all spheres of life.I bless God for who you are and for what He has made you to be,I also salute your lovely Husband the Surgeon for his contributions and support in helping make an uncommon successful woman out of your life and also bless God for your Children for their Support as well.I pray for Grace and Strength for you God bless you Amen.

  21. EZURIKE ELIZABETH CHIGOZIE

    December 1, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    May the Almighty God continue to give you the strength and​the inspiration to serve our country Nigeria so as to make our nation a great nation. I love you and God loves you most.

  22. Isaac sunday

    December 22, 2011 at 1:55 pm

    Mummy ur impact has changed d world, ur effort has confederated Africa, ur good work has comforted Nigerian, mama, truely u an agent of positive change

  23. utomi christopher onyejeboliseh

    January 7, 2012 at 12:34 pm

    mummy Ng, u have made indeed a remarkable achievement.More greeze to ur elbow… I and the entire indigenes of Ogwashi-Uku are proud of you, but why must you say 70 percent of nigerians are trekkers???????

  24. prophet iyke martin njoku

    January 7, 2012 at 6:59 pm

    shalom mum. you have brought great change to nigeria and world economy. keep on doing good mostly on the oil subsidy regardless of the enemies ungrateful acts. 08089750548. God bless you.

  25. Njoku Ejike

    January 8, 2012 at 8:20 am

    It is quit unfortunate that most nigerians do’nt know what this fuel subsidy is, if they have known they will come to thank God for making you a nigerian.

  26. faith taiwo

    January 9, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    mum u are wonderful made from GOD, THANK 4 THE WORK U ARE DOING, MY God wll see u thru,im the next person to be like u.

  27. Dasong or Godswill Okorie adika

    January 11, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    Your excellency ma, grate smiles on my face, right from d first day I bow my face 2 read your awesome profile, it gives me a positive challenge to work harder so I will also materialize my dreams just like u, any way, my e-mail is, godswilladika@yahoo.com. Or 08167181661.

  28. Henry Ogbini

    January 14, 2012 at 11:48 am

    You are a respected african;please go on with ur economic reform to transform nigeria and africa as a whole,i am in support of you.

  29. kamal okunade

    January 17, 2012 at 11:55 am

    mummy,the money is too much for you,please don’t accept it from the government anymore okay because the masses are suffering

  30. Loveth Moses

    January 19, 2012 at 6:47 am

    God in heaven will keep filling you with wisdom to achieve greater height. You are an inspiration to many. Am so inspired by your achievements. You are my role model ma.

  31. Engr pc nna

    January 19, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    Hello mum i hope u’ll not be discouraged by the way nigerians reacted to the fuel subsidy issues,pls its due to direct effect it has on d poor masses. we know u meant well for us.pls mummy as d finance minister pls try & make sure that d subsidy proceeds are well used for the wellbeing of poor nigerians. thanks&more grease to ur elbo.

  32. Henry Ebuka

    January 20, 2012 at 9:28 am

    Hi mummy Ng,Kudos, More powers to your elbows towards the good work/plans you have for our youths/country Nigeria. God bless you. Infact, I would have loved you to be my mother inlaw.

  33. Edeh Victor

    January 21, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    My prayer 4 u goes thus:you will not die a day b4 ur death.u wil liv long 2 take Nigerians 2 a greater height.i vowed dat if u resign as a minister,i wil denounce my citizenship as a Nigerian.

  34. Barr. Amah E. I

    January 27, 2012 at 6:45 pm

    Mummy i have just perused your starlike profile. Infact nigeria needs more of u. Pls never forsake ur dear country. I am proud of u.

  35. steve okoyeagu

    February 7, 2012 at 5:39 pm

    mum,i use to wonder how you were created.they said that what a man will b is the hand of God.God have made u a mother,not only to ur children bt also to me,nigeria,african and d world.i thank God for ur life.

  36. Barr. Mike Ndu

    February 8, 2012 at 7:48 am

    Big mummy, your dossier is a big challenge to the young ones like us and it is my desire to emulate you. I therefore, urge you to do the best you can to revive the economy of this our country Nigeria. Bravo! Nwanyi oma, we appreciate you greatly, particularly for initiating the YouWin programme. Thanks a million.

  37. Chinasa

    February 9, 2012 at 6:59 pm

    I hav neva bin dis inspired. U ar my role model, a rare gem. Am lucky 2 witness ur impactz on d world Economy. I promis u dat i’ll becom Nigerian’s next Ngozi Okonjo, so dat u wil surely kn hw much legacy u’ve laid!

  38. Ojiabo, U.A

    March 21, 2012 at 10:18 am

    your profile is amazing mam! I read about your contributions towards establishment and running of the african university of science and technology abuja (AUST) and have been wishing to plead with you to propose a department for economic analysis of law just like the EMLE (European Master in Law and economics)programme of Erasmus Mundus. i secured a place at the EMLE 2012 -2013 session but the funds requirement is enormous. it would have been different if we have our brand down here or if such interface of research is done in any nigerian University. thanks.

  39. abraham isaiah

    March 21, 2012 at 10:25 am

    mummy you have done a great thing for africa we love you

  40. Familola Temidayo

    March 24, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    You have made Nigeria and indeed the whole of Africa proud! Kudos 2u ma.

  41. Mokwunye chukwunyem peace

    March 25, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    I loved u even bf i read abt u,and nw am going gaga for u.u’ve bin n will still remain ma role model.i admire everytin abt u,n wish dat 1day i’ll b greater than u!!!it gvs me joy dat we are mnth mates and frm same state.i luv n hp 2 b lyk u 1 day.

  42. kech

    March 25, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    GO! GO! GO! World Bank Presidency is not a bad one for you. You are over qualified for it and will be outmost desire of every black woman to see you there. Move -on ,the sky is meant for your likes. I join millions in praying for that to come to past.

  43. EMEH OLUCHI SARAH

    April 9, 2012 at 9:06 am

    Dr Ngozi, you are indeed an amazon! A woman with a difference. The cap of the World Bank president fits u, so go ahead and wear it. Nigerians love you. Iam proud of you. You are my role model!

  44. Dr hassan yakubu

    April 9, 2012 at 11:17 am

    May almighty God bless nigeria and okonjo will make it at the world bank and our image will vehemently be reputed up.
    Dr Hassan Yakubu

  45. nwoji emmanuel I.

    April 16, 2012 at 3:41 am

    Hi my minister, you will surely become the world bank president.but. Ask God for divine direction

  46. Abdulafeez

    April 17, 2012 at 7:12 am

    I love u mummy!I appreciate ur contribution toward the eradication of corruptions in politics sector,Nigeria.Tanks u Ma.Pls,ma,neva lose hope on ur dream bcos u will soon get there.Don’t let d result of yesterday 2 discourage u from dreaming BIG u ar d mirror of Africa’s youth!

  47. jennifer

    November 28, 2012 at 10:54 am

    Am jeolous, you are very fortunate Ma! Anytime i read ur biography, i shed tears in my heart..i realy COMMEND your efforts. I dream to be a Minister like u someday. Pls also help d youths to hav a good foundation lik u. Thanks and i pray that d bad eggs in Nigeria wil never spoil your reputation.

  48. chinakagabriel

    December 11, 2012 at 5:17 pm

    Infact i was agap after ur profile mumm,ur dossier is realy a challenge 2 me a n2 my generation unborn, may God help me, amen.

  49. Nwosu martin O.

    December 30, 2012 at 5:56 pm

    Indeed Mum, through ur already performed duty as a renowned Economist people like us aspire 2 be lyk, i must say u truly mean good 4 our nation Nigeria. Keep it up and never relent 4 every good work done has a reword. Kudos to u mum.

  50. nchedo chinwuba

    January 12, 2013 at 8:01 am

    indeed you’re a God sent to this generation. your dedication and hard work has really set a path for me since my childhood. studying economics presently and doing a course called ECO 214 i.e Development Economics. used to see the course as stress, but now that i’ve discovered that you studied it, and you did it well,i promise i’ll never complain about it anymore. I’LL DO IT WHOLEHEARTEDLY BECAUSE MY ROLE MODEL DID IT. thanks for the inspiration,and i know i’ll be like you someday.in my 200 level presently, a student of covenant university. love you Ma.God Bless you.

  51. UCHE GOODLUCK OKONJI

    February 1, 2013 at 7:41 pm

    Princess. as we the ogwashi uku indigine refer her, is a mother who listen to the cry of his or her children. although i never eat her one naira and neither did she contributed to the development of her town ogwashi uku, but i think she is doing well at the federal level. PRINCESS Ogwashi uku women are crying 4 help and i want to use this opportunity to tell u that u should assist us by establishing SKILL ACQUISITION PROGRAM ME to ur father land to enable the youth benefit from you and remember you as a one time MINISTER.
    Comrade uche Goodluck Okonji

  52. nedu apugo

    February 8, 2013 at 12:46 pm

    mummy Ng,u are really blessedd.may God continue to keep u.anytime u want to implement progrms that will positively change lives n u want honest n sincere minds call me aboard. more strenght to u.

  53. Ignatius

    March 19, 2013 at 6:12 pm

    I am short of words d only tin i hv 2 say is dat she is my role model

  54. ojuekaiye isiaka abidemi

    May 13, 2013 at 10:05 am

    ma, May GOD Almighty be wit u and ur family, new strength and new thaugth shall be your portion.

  55. Ofuani Ngozi Emmanuel

    August 16, 2013 at 6:43 am

    goodmorning ma,after going through your profile,i want to say a big thanks to you for your achivements in nigeria and outside the world.you are a woman of high personalities,i respect u .

  56. Enweremadu Obinna

    September 25, 2013 at 7:55 am

    Saying you have made debut is an understatement. D sky is ur stepping stone. Infact, with you, i dont only believe that what a man can do a woman can also do it. But, i believe that what a man can do a woman can it ‘MUCH BETTER’. Fly higher MAMA.

  57. Madukwe chioma

    October 4, 2013 at 7:55 am

    Ma, u re too much i must commend. Am proud when i see African women contribute so much to the world. I pray for double portion of the anoiting in u, am pushing on in International Trade policy and law and pray to be a good international trade negotiator. I ll contribute my on efforts to the entire world in near future Just like u do. Well done Ma!

  58. Elozie

    October 22, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    Good day Ma,
    You are one of the best in the world, we are proud of you and wish that our women will learn from you to make our country a better place for all that live in it. We love you!

  59. farouk

    October 23, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    I realy appreciate our mom ngozi but maryam wat man can do woman can do it but not better

  60. farouk

    October 23, 2013 at 12:29 pm

    I want to be like you mommy ngozi

  61. Dada oluwarotimi

    January 22, 2014 at 11:05 am

    Mummy you are a great hero ever. keep it up and God bless you ma.

  62. Nwador Onyeachonam

    February 28, 2014 at 4:45 pm

    Different mission, same great woman; I convey my best wishes to you as you hook back to reflect on your selfless service to humanity and your invaluable contribution to revamping and repositioning the fallen economy of our fatherland. Your competence is not in doubt as your past achievements speak well for you. I am proud to be part of your success story as an illustrious son of Ogwashi Uku. Indeed your life is worth celebrating.

  63. queen

    March 27, 2014 at 12:47 pm

    Mummy you challenge me day by day n also encourage me by your acts n works. You r indeed a role model to me n an icon to be emulated by the world at large
    keep the good work going, we r solidly behind u
    I as a person, I’m studying you like n following your part cos I wld love to be like you one day.

  64. Yimga loth

    March 27, 2014 at 4:30 pm

    Hi Minister, I am very surprise to descover you by net.
    With your simplicity, i Know from a Long Time, it was very impossible for me to emagine such a great wormien you weres. I just know naw that you ares one of the best of the world.
    All my congratulation. I am quite shure that good Will protect you to make envolve thé world.
    Long Long Time agoo, i was one of your driver in paris but i did´nt know you were such a great woman. I am naw proud to have been near of you.
    I am naw a V.I.P Driver in paris
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  65. Michael Grace

    April 7, 2014 at 10:35 am

    Mummy, Am inspired by achievements,courage,your humility and respect for the Africa, most especially for our adorable country Nigeria in all i give thanks to the maker of heaven for all your achievements.Ma,your have proven to be an asset to this country in your generation and as a teenager am inspired and aspire to be like you please do put me and all the youth of Nigeria in your prayer so that we will do more to better Nigeria.Our FATHER LAND

  66. Marian-Stella Agbu- Araka

    April 7, 2014 at 10:16 pm

    Ngozi, I’m not surprise at all that you reached this zenith. We were school mates at Okohia & you manifested natural talent and wisdom. You were an all-round student and a blessing to your parents. Keep it up, I believe in you.

    Marian-Stella Agbu-Araka

    • Marian-Stella Agbu-Araka

      April 26, 2014 at 9:10 am

      I’m not surprised! I’m not surprised!! I’m not surprised!!! Ngozi, Let me hear from you.

  67. chekwube

    April 13, 2014 at 10:38 pm

    mummy we are very proud of u.. keep it up

  68. peruvian

    May 15, 2014 at 3:29 pm

    We are very proud of u ma

  69. Lizzy-O

    June 10, 2014 at 10:04 am

    You will bring a turn around to the Nations Economy. I love your style

  70. Dan Umeh

    June 16, 2014 at 3:45 pm

    Dr (Mrs) iweala told the governors the truth they never wanted to hear about monies released to them. The level of wasteful spending at the state level is enormous. My worry is that a state like Rivers took it personal to attack the person of the Minister which is quite unfortunate. Governors should take the advise of the Hon. Minister and account for every kobo released to them. Keep your good work Madam.

  71. Bashar Yusuf Garba

    July 8, 2014 at 5:37 pm

    Dr Ngozi you really deserve to be the finance minister of this great nation, due to your humble experience you have gain over the years, kudus to you mum.

  72. DENGIYEFA EMMANUEL

    July 31, 2014 at 9:16 pm

    Honorable Minister ma,you have indeed done so much for Nigeria,I appreciate all your good deeds,most especially,fighting very hard for the stability of the Nigerian economy from within and beyond.I pray for God’s exceeding wisdom to continually direct you.Ma, I am also using this medium to make a solemn request,that there are some youths in the Niger Delta region,who are living in abject poverty for the fact that,they are not privilege to have come out from rich families and are not even part of this on going amnesty program,but are ready to make something meaningful out of their lives,am also part of it ma,that’s why I know exactly where the shoe pinches.please MA we need some youths development and empowerment programs in my locality.therefore, the positive youths of Opokuma clan all in Kolokuma/Opokuma Local Government Area of Bayelsa State,plead for your intervention.I AM COMRADE DENGIYEFA EMMANUEL(secretary).here are my contacts,phone no, 08034403946,email,dengis4jah@yahoo.com.it will be of a great honor to receive a positive respond from you.may God’s continues blessings remain with you,even as you reach out to restore those drowning generations back to life.

  73. AHUCHAOGU IHUOMA

    August 16, 2014 at 1:23 pm

    mummy you are a gift from GOD , we all aspire to be like you. GOD help us. i love your profile. GREAT.

  74. Obike Anthony

    August 17, 2014 at 10:04 am

    pls madam, i am Anthony by name, i am through with my secondary school and i made my waec, 9 credits i scored in my waec bt no money to continue pls madam, help me and my family. 08106798685

  75. godswill ayang

    September 6, 2014 at 9:50 am

    Mama ngozi ur contributions to Nigeria and the world at large shall never b in vain only God will bless u abundantly.

  76. Mummy in deed, she is God sent

    October 1, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    Mrs ngozi is an important person.

  77. Bolutayo A. Daniel

    October 7, 2014 at 9:25 pm

    I luv diz. But u still hv 2 help Nigerians luk in2 education sector of diz gr8 country. And I pray God helps u. Amen

  78. Mercy Uchechi

    October 7, 2014 at 10:42 pm

    Ur luv for positivity wud kip u soaring Ma, more grace, as u continue to make a difference.. I luv ur zeal nd i admire ur personality.

  79. wal akindeyemi

    December 31, 2014 at 11:57 am

    u are more than wicked to my own ministry which u are the chairman pls allow our boss increase our salary

  80. OTUNBA OLUBUSUYI ALUKO

    January 30, 2015 at 9:26 pm

    MADAM U ARE LOVED. I WONDER HOW U STILL MANAGE TO MENTAIN UR HOM.. WITH ALL DIS ENGAGEMENTS. AND U EVEN AV FOUR CHILDREN, INFACT U ARE A SUPER BEIN. GOD WILL RWARD U ABOUDANTLY MA

  81. Nkiruka Anagor

    February 6, 2015 at 1:42 pm

    Ii is quite unfortunate that all Nigerians are not celebrating Dr Ngozi Okonjo Iweala the way its ought to be.
    Madam you are a blessing to Nigeria and the world. Please keep doing what you are doing and please do not pay attention to evil Professors and politicians. They are not in your class. God bless you more.

  82. aliyu

    February 21, 2015 at 12:24 am

    Due respect ma

  83. AKINYODE IFEOLUWA

    March 4, 2015 at 5:37 pm

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  84. Ahmed

    April 23, 2015 at 12:35 pm

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    May 3, 2015 at 7:20 pm

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  88. Emeka

    September 13, 2015 at 9:09 am

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  89. ofiaeli blessing amarachi

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    . my MENTOR may the good LORD strengthen you in all dat you do.luv u

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  92. chichi

    July 27, 2016 at 6:36 am

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    October 4, 2016 at 10:01 pm

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  95. Justin Favour Nzubechukwu

    October 11, 2016 at 9:19 am

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  98. beauty

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FG trains unemployed graduates in Delta under GIS

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Mrs Tolu Falaiye presenting Certificate of Participation to an intern

Mrs Tolu Falaiye presenting Certificate of Participation to an intern

The Federal Ministry of Finance, through its Graduate Internship Scheme has trained about 50 Graduates inDelta State at a training titled “Orientation and Employability Skills Training”.

Mr Dennis Chukwu, Director Graduate Internship Scheme (GIS), Federal Ministry Finance, on Monday said that the ministry would train over 50 unemployed graduates under the scheme in Delta State.

Mr. Chukwu said the GIS was developed to enhance the employability of up to 50,000 (by 2015) unemployed graduates in the 36 states of the Federation and the FCT through internship programs in pre-selected institutions; reduce the vulnerability of unemployed graduates; build manpower base towards attaining national development operations and provide income supplement and a social safety net for unemployed graduates.

Mrs Ifejieko presenting the Director GIS speech at the opening ceremony Mrs Ifejiako representing the Director GIS, while addressing the participants in Asaba during the opening ceremony, said that the programme was to train universities and polytechnics graduates on skills acquisition.

She said that the Federal Government was committed to empowering the youth in the area with skills acquisition for job creation in the country as he decried the current unemployment rate in the country, describing it as unacceptable.

Saying that in view of its prospect for skills building and job creation, the scheme has developed special programmes for non-oil sector. GIS has entered into special partnerships with government and non-governmental organisations to have graduates trained, mentored and supported in areas such as non-oil export trade, ICT, agriculture, community health, construction, financial inclusion, amongst others.

She reiterated that many of the interns are currently part of these partnerships and the Directorate is happy with the positive feedbacks it is receiving from some of the employers, as she maintained  that the only key to solve unemployment problem could only be through concerted effort by all the stakeholders.

Basically, the internship programme is to prepare the graduates for the job market, in the quest for job search. “The interns had been placed in reputable private and public organisations for the period of 12 months where they were trained on various skills and paid monthly stipend of N30,000 and above.”

She said many graduates have used the GIS platofrom to distinguish themselves in their places of work. in the face of obvious challenges they have defied the odds against them to be true representatives of their families, their communities, the organization where they worked and the country at large.

She also said the objective of the Prepare interns exiting from scheme on opportunities for wealth creation in different sectors of the Nigerian economy; Guide them on strategies for enhanced job creation or employment; Expose interns to opportunities in cooperative system in mobilizing funds for business start-ups and sources of funding.

The programme is also designed to help interns in the place of networking and partnership; Enterprise establishment and development of business plans and Financial literacy and management.

Fundamentally, the training seeks to economically empower the unemployed graduates through conscious engagement and development of entrepreneurial capacities. In an attempt to rightly position the interns to take full advantage of the intervention, the Exit Training was held at the Conference Hall of Southgate Hotel, Asaba, Delta State.

Aremo Olusiji Balogun, Lead Facilitator, Successory Nigeria Limited speaking to journalists at the event

Aremo Olusiji Balogun, Lead Facilitator, Successory Nigeria Limited speaking to journalists at the event

captureThe Lead Facilitator, Aremo Olusiji Balogun of Successory Nigeria Limited therefore, admonished participants to take the training very serious by following the instruction and the basic rules with a view to getting the best.

He said that nobody would give them what they wanted unless they worked towards their own set agenda and goals as he urged the participants to use the knowledge gained to be self-reliant and contribute their quota to national development.

A representative of one of the partnering firm Barr. Jude Itedjere also urged the Federal Government not to relent in its efforts towards making our graduates employable especially through the GIS Scheme as most employers are reluctant to employing green horns but those with qualities and skills. He praised the FG for the initiative and pray that the programme will be expanded to cater for more graduates.

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Profile of Chuka Umunna,his career and work.

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Chuka Umunna

Chuka Umunna was born 17th of October, 1978 to a Nigerian Father and English-Irish Mother, he was educated at Hitherfield Primary School in Streatham, south London, at the voluntary aided Christ Church C of E Primary School (Cotherstone Road) in the Brixton Hill area of Streatham,and at the independent secondary school St. Dunstan’s College in Catford in south-east London. He obtained a 2:1 degree in English and French Law from the University of Manchester and then studied at the University of Burgundy in Dijon in France, and Nottingham Law School in  Nottingham.

 

Chuka Umunna

Chuka Umunna

Interest

Education, equality, and community and youth engagement.

Career

He trained at Herbert Smith the large “Magic Circle” City law firm: about his decision to join the firm he said “I wanted to join Herbert Smith because they were a big international firm, very much at the heart of the City, business and finance. Having entered thinking I wanted to be a hotshot corporate lawyer, I ended up wanting to become an employment lawyer because employment relates to people and their relationships. In 2006, he moved to the central London law firm, Rochman Landau, where he mainly acted for individuals and small and medium sized companies. As an employment lawyer, Umunna often spoke in the media on employment issues.

He is “Labour through and through” and says the Tories aren’t serious about equality, “despite what Cameron tries to say with his spin and presentation” and says the BSS is a very positive development, long overdue. But he warns that although Labour has traditionally represented Blacks: “We are in danger of falling behind on that if we don’t increase representation in the future. It’s not just about representation, it’s also about increasing out communities’ general participation in the political process. That’s something we must work on.”

Influence and motivation

At 27 Chuka Umunna has been in main street politics, Influenced by his father who is a died when he was 13. Chuka recalls moment with his father saying “It had a huge influence on my life. I had to grow up very, very quickly.” He added: “Politically my father had a big influence on me. He spoke out against the corruption in Nigeria, for better governance and got involved in politics in Anambra state. He narrowly missed out on winning the governorship of that state shortly before he died in a car crash. He lost because he refused to bribe anyone and was standing on an anti-corruption ticket.

Also motivating were his experiences while growing – In my youth I also often visited my father’s native Nigeria and came face to face with the extreme poverty one sees in Africa in the heart wrenching appeal videos produced by the likes of Oxfam and Comic Relief every year. I simply could not understand why some had so much, whilst others had so little. From there sprung a desire to do something about it and the other challenges we face.

 

he is presently a School Governor of Sunnyhill Primary School and sits on the Board of Sunnyhill Children’s Centre, both in Streatham Wells. He lives on Streatham High Road.

In addition, he sits on the Board of Generation Next, a not for profit social enterprise which provides activities for young people in London, and has been involved charitable youth work in Lambeth too.

He is a patron of Latimer Creative Media, a social enterprise which trains young people in digital media and a supporter of Cassandra Learning Centre, a charity raising awareness and working to stop domestic violence.

Prior to becoming Labour’s parliamentary candidate in Streatham, Chuka was Vice Chair of Streatham Labour Party from 2004 to 2008 and had held a variety of positions throughout the local party.

In the May 2010 general election, Chuka was elected to represent Streatham having received 20,037 votes, with the number of votes received by Labour rising from 18,950 in the previous general election in 2005. Turnout in Streatham increased by 11.5 percentage points at 62.8% compared with 51.3% in 2005.

He is a member of the GMB and Unite trade unions and sits on the Management Committee of progressive pressure group, Compass.

Since becoming an MP, he has been elected on to the Treasury select committee and become Ed Miliband’s parliamentary private secretary.

In October 2011, Chuka was appointed to the Shadow Cabinet as Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, replacing the Rt Hon John Denham MP who announced his resignation from Shadow Cabinet.

In this role, Mr Umunna leads the Opposition Shadow Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) team, leading for the opposition on a wide range of issues including business, enterprise, science and universities.

 

Contact

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3a Mount Ephraim Road, Streatham, London, SW16 1NQ

Tel: 020 8769 5063

Email: chukka.umunna.mp@parliament.uk

Website: www.chuka.org.uk

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Profile of Senator Bola Ahmad Tinubu

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Senator Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu Biography

Senator Ahmed Bola Tinubu was born on March 29, 1952 to the illustrious and noble Tinubu family of Lagos state. He attended St. John’s primary School, Arotoya, Lagos and children’s home school in Ibadan. Young Bola in his quest for knowledge and exposure, travelled to United States in 1975, with his zeal for success he took to menial jobs as dishwashing, night- guards and cab driving to see himself through the initial difficulties of school at Richard Daley College, Chicago, Illinois. His brilliance showed forth when he made the honour’s list of Richard Daley College. He later transferred to the Chicago State University, Illinois and graduated with honours in 1979 and he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration (Accounting and Management). He was also awarded with University Scholar’s Award and Certificate Merit in Accounting and Finance and was honoured with outstanding student’s award.

Work Experience

After graduating with honours and several meritorious awards, Senator Ahmed Bola Tinubu started his professional career at the American – based Arthur Anderson, Deloitte Haskins and Sells( known as Deloitte Haskins and Touche) and GTE Service Corporation which is the largest communication and utility company in the United States of America.

 Senator Ahmed Bola Tinubu returned back to Nigeria in 1983 with his vast accrued international experiences and he obtained work with Mobil Oil Nigeria, becoming the executive director of the company.

 Early Political Career

With the strong academic profile and brilliance of Senator Ahmed Bola Tinubu, he contested and won the political election as the President of the Accounting Society in his final year at the Chicago State University. Senator Bola first political role in Nigeria  started when he was elected as the Honourable Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria at the National Assembly,he was one of  the founding members of the defunct Social Democratic Party(SDP) in 1992 . He distinguished himself as the chairman of the Senate Committee on Banking, Finance, Appropriation and Currency. After the June 12, 1993 presidential election was annulled, Tinubu became a founding member of the pro- democratic group, the National Democratic Coalition (NADECO) which has for many times tackle the military and fought the course for restoration of Democracy and the recognition of June 12 result. He flee out of Nigeria in 1994 after receiving a lot of assault, harassments, many arrests and detentions.

Sen. Bola Ahmed Tinubu as Lagos State Governor

Senator Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu BiographySenator Ahmed Bola Tinubu came back home after the death of the military dictator and tyrant Gen. Sani Abacha., after which ushered in a transition to the civilian rule. In the bid for the 1999 gubernatorial election under the party Alliance for Democracy (AD) he competed with likes of Funso Williams and Dr. Wahab Dosunmu for the party gubernatorial ticket and he won. In April 1999, he contested for the position of Executive Governor of Lagos State and he was elected. When he assumed  office in May 1999, he made huge investment on education and also rehabilitate roads and constructed new roads to meet the challenges of the fast growing Lagos State. He was re-elected to office as the Executive Governor of Lagos State April, 2005. He was involve in a long term struggle with the Federal Government over the  creation of new Local Government when the fund meant for Lagos State was seized and he could withstand it by generating funds 2007 locally within the state. Senator Ahmed Bola Tinubu 8yrs tenure ended 29th May 2007.

He won several awards for himself for his excellent performance as Executive Governor of Lagos State of Nigeria during his eight years tenure (1999- 2007).  Best Governor for year 2000 by Nigeria- Belgian chamber of Commerce, Year 2002 Best practices price in improving the living environment awarded by the Federal Ministry of Works and UN Habitat Group, Year 2000 Best Computerized Government in Nigeria Awarded by Computer Association of Nigeria.

Currently

Bola Ahmed Tinubu is an active leader of the Action Congress, a political party in Nigeria. He was recently coronated with one of the highest chieftaincy title in Egbaland.  He has been sued to court by the EFCC for financial impropriety which is pleads not guilty. However the case is still in court.

Sen. Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s Family & Marital Life

Senator Ahmed Bola Tinubu is married to Oluremi Tinubu who is also a current serving senator of the central Lagos State and he was blessed with children.

Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s Biography

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