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Ohanaeze Ndigbo Celebrates Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala’s 70th Birthday



Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide joins numerous admirers in celebrating one of our brightest, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, GCON, as she turns 70. A woman of remarkable intellect, integrity, and global influence, Okonjo-Iweala has been a beacon of light and an embodiment of Igbo excellence.

Okonjo-Iweala’s illustrious career includes roles as Nigeria’s Minister of Finance, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Coordinating Minister of Economy, and notably, the first African and female Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO). Her journey is a testament to the power of intellectual prowess, hard work, competence, humility, and service to humanity.

A source of immense pride, Okonjo-Iweala has left her mark at prestigious institutions such as Harvard, MIT, the Brookings Institution, and the World Bank, as well as within the Nigerian government. Her legacy in Nigeria includes spearheading negotiations with the Paris Club, leading to the elimination of approximately $30 billion of Nigeria’s debt, including $18 billion in outright cancellation. Her introduction of the monthly publication of government revenue shares was another notable reform.

Her recent keynote address at the South East Economic Summit in Owerri, Imo State, on September 28, 2023, continues to resonate with profound wisdom and insightful reflections.

On behalf of the National Executive Committee (NEC), state and local government structures of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, and all sons and daughters of Igbo land, we wish you many more years of good health and continued accomplishments.


Chief Engr. Dr. Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, MFR; OFR; CFR; FNICE; FNSE; FNIST; KSG

(Ahaejiagamba Ndigbo)

President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide

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