Ngozi Okonjo-Iwela’s Rise To The Position Of The Head Of The World Trade Organization (WTO) Destigmatizes The Myths On Unskillfulness Of Women Leadership.
Having hailed from a society where women are often despised politically, as not having the necessary skills of making societal impacts, like the men.
It was surprising how Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iwela, became the first woman finance minister of Nigeria, under ex-president Goodluck Ebele Jonathan’s led administration.
Not only was she the finance minister but, was also a great economic sigh of relief during the said administration, because of her honesty in financial dealings.
Ngozi Okonjo-Iwela who was born in Nigeria, graduated from Harvard University in 1976 prior to completing a PhD at MIT.
She also worked with the World Bank and serves as an inspiration, to many women. Her diligence and intelligence, are top-notch.
It is not surprising that she secured the role of the Head Of The World Trade Organization, making her the first ever woman to lead the Swizz-based institution.
As well as the first African to secure the role, because she is qualified for it, considering her past records, which are amazing and outstanding.
Despite having her candidacy supported by all geographic regions at the trade organization in last year October, the ex US President Donald Trump deemed her unfitted for the role and thus, supported the Korea’s candidate.
Nevertheless, the US current President Joe Biden saw the necessity of installing a woman, in the degree of Ngozi Okonjo-Iwela into such a world vital office.
Therefore, willed his support for her candidacy a few days ago, paving her way to become the director general of the WTO.
In spite of the invaluable dispositions of Ngozi Okonjo-Iwela’s ability, to make positive impart in the organization, by all and sundry.
There are still some media outlets, that have risen to oppose her emergence as the Head of the World Trade Organization (WTO), as they doubt her credibility.
Noting that she is from a corrupt country and therefore, are insecure of her appointment, as they believe her administration would be marred corruptly.
At this juncture it is worth stating, without fear of contradiction, that, corruption is a personality trait and never a national trait.
And coming from a country which is regarded as corrupt, has nothing to do with an individual who never exhibited any corrupting trait in the past.
Which in Ngozi Okonjo-Iwela’s case, it is still doubtful if there is any and hence, should be allowed to diligently carry out her duties without looking for factors to discredit her, when she eventually assumes office on the 1st of March.