Okonjo-Iweala Becomes First Nigerian To Be Appointed By Twitter

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Okonjo-Iweala Becomes First Nigerian To Be Appointed By Twitter

Social networking company, Twitter, has announced the appointment of a former Nigerian Minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, as one of its boards of directors.

This is just as Marjorie Scardino, the first female board member who joined Twitter in 2013, will be stepping down for personal reasons.

Okonjo-Iweala, who served as the Finance Minister, during the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan, was appointed alongside Robert Zoellick as new independent directors with immediate effect.

The CEO of Twitter, Jack Dorsey, using his verified twitter handle @Jack, made the announcement on Thursday.

“We’re adding Ngozi (@NOIweala) and Bob (@authorzoellick) to the Twitter board. Welcome! Sadly we’re also saying farewell to our friend Marjorie (@marjscar). She’s been an amazing advocate for journalists everywhere and pushed us constantly to better inform people. Thank you M,” he posted.

Mrs Okonjo- Iweala, in her response, acknowledged that she is thrilled by the appointment and assured Twitter of maximising its influence for the good of the global society.

“Excited to work with @Jack and an incredible team on the Board of Twitter, a global platform that is such a strong connector of people and ideas. Thanks for the privilege, Jack,” she said.

“It’s a privilege to work again with Bob. ‘Look forward to contributing to the strong and visionary future for @Twitter,” she said.

With this, the ex-minister becomes the first Nigerian to be appointed in Twitter board of directors.



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