Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is a Nigerian Economist, Politician, International development expert, and a Diplomat. Born on June 13, 1954, in Ogwashi-Uku, Delta State Nigeria, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala sits on the boards of African Risk Capacity (ARC), Standard Chartered Bank, Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI) and Twitter
Here are the Top 15 Famous Quotes of Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala
Top 15 Famous Quotes of Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala.
1. I believe that when you find problems, you should also find solutions.
2. Educating our young girls is the foundation for Nigeria’s growth and development.
3. When it comes to doing my job, I keep my ego in my handbag
4. Investing in women is smart economics, and investing in girls, catching them upstream is even smarter economics.
5. No one can fight corruption for Nigerians except Nigerians. Everyone has to be committed from the top to the bottom to fight it.
6. I know what it means to go to the stream to fetch water… what it means when people are poor and don’t have enough to eat. It’s not enough to say you know about poverty. You have to live it.
7. I can take hardship. I can sleep on the cold floor anytime. I can also sleep on a feather bed.
8. The best way to help Africans today is to help them to stand on their own feet. And the best way to do that is by helping create jobs.
9. Africa is a continent of many countries, not one country. If we are down to three or four conflicts, it means that there are plenty of opportunities to invest in stable, growing, exciting economies where there’s plenty of opportunities.
10. Mobile phone technology can help to bring financial services to 80 percent of African women who do not have a bank account and bolster the growth of the world’s poorest continent. It’s not just about empowering women, it’s about economic growth. Unless we can make access to finance easier for women in their businesses, we will be missing out on a significant portion of growth within our economies.
11. When you save the life of anyone, a farmer, a teacher, a mother, they are contributing productively into the economy.
12. My parents lost everything, all their savings, because we had to run from the Nigerian side to the Biafran side. We were Igbos.
13. One in four sub-Saharan Africans is Nigerian, and it has 140 million dynamic people – chaotic people – but very interesting people.
14. I felt Nigeria didn’t have to succumb to the image of being a corrupt country; we didn’t have to let the economy stagnate.
15. Africans are tired of being the subject of everybody’s charity and care. We are grateful, but we know that we can take charge of our own destinies if we have the will to reform