Excellent Speech on Nigerian Progress by Dr Okonjo-Iweala

If you really want to know about African and Nigerian economic progress, and are tired of the old cliched stories about Africa that only involve wars, fmaine or disease, watch this excellent video.  For those who don’t know her, the speaker is Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the former Nigerian Finance Minister and a very senior figure at the World Bank where she is Managing Director.

In this briliant speech given to an audience with no visual aids or written notes, she speaks with clarity and precision on the tremendous reforms and economic growth in Nigeria and Africa. She got a deserved generous ovation for this speech.  This is also a primer for all those in the “President Obasanjo” did nothing brigade in Nigeria.  Watch and learn….


2 responses

  1. Excellent and interesting presentation by one of the superstars
    of the Obasanjo administration.
    She comes across as intelligent, strong, witty and very down-to-earth.
    She seemed very real and not the least bit concerned about any
    protocol befitting her high office. This is untypical for a high-ranking
    Nigerian official.
    Her points are well-said and well-made.
    Especially in regards to Alams and corruption.
    I wonder what she would have to say about the inaction against Ibori.

  2. She is a very erudite lady. Her leaving the Nigerian government is a big loss.

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