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Okonjo-Iweala Named Foreign Minister

Posted by By Paul Ohia and Victor Ojogun on 2006/06/21 | Views: 677 |

Okonjo-Iweala Named Foreign Minister


President Olusegun Obasanjo has named Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala foreign minister after many eventful years as finance minister.

President Olusegun Obasanjo has named Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala foreign minister after many eventful years as finance minister.

Iweala negotiated the partial cancellation and payment of Nigeria's foreign debts. However, the former World Bank executive would remain in charge of the country's economic team while her former deputy Nenadi Usman was promoted to the post of finance minister.

Former Foreign Minister Oluyemi Adeniji was moved to internal affairs. Swearing in the new ministers today in Abuja Obasanjo said "The former finance minister, Ngozi, will remain chairman of the economic team and carry out oversight functions with external financial institutions."

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Okfold(Sobe, Edo, Nigeria)says...

I want the meaning of female owan name Ekeke (Edo state)

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Toluwalase Samuel Olufemi(Ijebu, Ogun, Nigeria)says...

Authority belongs to God, once He decrees it is final and binding

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Ikponmwosa Osamede(Edo, Nigeria)says...

Your meaning of Osamede is wrong. Osamede means God has given me a crown