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Hey! Okonjo-Iweala is among 50 greatest world leaders



In an era that feels starved of leadership, globally-acclaimed Fortune Magazine has found men and women who inspire others greatly. Some are famous people, others little known, but all of them energizing their followers and making the world better.

The list celebrates men and women who are transforming lives in all spheres, including government, business and philanthropy.

Among such a list, is Nigeria’s Coordinating Minister for the Economy and Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has been named one of the 50 greatest leaders in the world.

She occupies the 33rd spot on the list, which contains  others like the Liberian President, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf; Catholic Pontiac, Pope Francis; Chinese President Xi Jinping; Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi; Bill and Melinda Gates as well as Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerburg and Apple Chief Executive Officer, Tom Cook.

In the latest edition of the magazine, the minister was described as “a fearless promoter of sound economic policies”, and was also singled out for working hard to usher in a decade in which Nigeria’s GDP tripled.

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