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Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala And Mo Abudu Made Forbes’ 100 Most Powerful Women

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala And Mo Abudu Listed on Forbes’ 100 Most Powerful Women

Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonji-Iweala and Mo Abudu have been named on the list of the Forbes’ world’s 100 most powerful women.

Iweala is the current Director-General, World Trade Organization while Abudu is an accomplished media mogul. Both women have carved their names in gold and made remarkable impact in their chosen fields of endeavours.

According to Forbes’ 20th annual ranking released on Tuesday, the Nigerian economist held the 87th spot, alongside the Nigerian media mogul who also made her debut on the list at the 98th spot.

The list was compiled using four major parameters listed as spheres of influence, money, media, and impact.

Okonjo-Iweala, who has worked for the World Bank, Nigeria’s Ministry of Finance, and the World Trade Organisation, has been vocal about how economies can become more inclusive when women’s unique experiences are considered in economic planning.

The magazine also hailed Abudu who with a slate of films that include Elesin Oba, The King’s Horseman, and The Wedding Party, has changed the game in Nollywood as the founder of Ebony Life Media.

Peter Obi Reacts

The Labour Party presidential flagbearer in the last election has reacted to Forbes’ naming of Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and Mo Abudu among its 100 most powerful women list.

Mr. Obi made his reaction in a tweet posted on his verified account on the microblogging website X.

Obi congratulate the duo and wished them more success in life.

“I congratulate them for their achievements and this global recognition. As they climb higher on the ladder of success, I urge them to continue to inspire, motivate, and encourage the younger generation to embrace the values of hard work, and discipline, to achieve true and” he posted.

Abudu and Okonjo-Iweala are said to be producing the documentary series Black, Brilliant and Bold for the online streaming movie giant Netflix.

Abudu and Iweala were the only names on the Forbes’s list who are of Nigerian descent.

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