Nigeria Economic Prospects: Moving Forward in a Weak Oil World
Cosponsored with the Global Studies Department
As the first female finance minister of Nigeria, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is lauded for ridding the country of $30 billion dollars of external debt and growing the GDP despite a slow global recovery. She has championed reform in the Nigerian government’s dependency on oil, the country’s main export. The recipient of countless awards and honors, Dr. Okonjo-Iweala was recently named to Forbes Magazine’s world’s greatest 50 leaders list and in 2014 was identified as one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time Magazine.
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