Okonjo-Iweala Speaks On Running For World Bank Presidency
World Bank President, Kim.

Nigeria’s former Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has revealed she will be ready to take on the presidency of the World Bank if she is nominated for the work.

Okonjo-Iweala was a two-time Finance Minister in the West African nation and is eying the position after current President Jim Yong Kim’s resignation, three years ahead of time.

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Speaking on the sideline of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos Okonjo-Iweala said she would run but only under the right conditions.

“I know that because I contested the last time in 2012… Many people were asking that question,” the Delta-born woman told CNN.

“It is a shareholders’ decision and they have to decide how they want it. Someone has to nominate.

“If the right person were to nominate, and if the circumstances are right and people feel I can do the job, yes!”

On if she had declared her candidacy,  she said: “No, I have not declared my candidacy, you asked a hypothetical question and I answered it fairly.

“I’m very happy right now, and I just want you to know that I’m enjoying life for a change for a portfolio of what I like.”