Nigerians are contributing to the global growth by occupying leadership positions in the international community. Many of them are making decisions that are beneficial to people around the world.
Legit.ng presents 6 international organisations headed by Nigerians
1. United Nations (Deputy secretary-general)
The deputy secretary-general of the United Nations is Amina J Mohammed. She is a former minister of environment in President Muhammadu Buhari’s cabinet.
She is the mother of six children and has two grandchildren, United Nations reports.
2. World Trade Organisation (Director-general)
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is the first woman and the first African to serve as the director-general of the World Trade Organisation. Iweala, who took over the mantle of leadership on March 1, 2021, is the seventh director-general of the WTO.
3. Petroleum Exporting Countries (Secretary-general)
Mohammed Barkindo is the secretary general of the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).
He was re-elected in 2019 after leading the affairs of the organisation since 2016. His second term will end in 2022.
4. African Development Bank Group (President)
Nigeria’s Akinwumi Adesina is the president African Development Bank Group (AfDB). Adesina was re-elected to serve a second five-year term on Thursday, August 27, 2020.
5. African Export-Import Bank (President)
Professor Benedict Oramah is the president of the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank). The Nigerian man was re-appointed for a second five-year term.
6. The African Union Commission (Commissioner for Political Affairs, Peace & Security)
Ambassador Bankole Adeoye is the commissioner for Political Affairs, Peace & Security at The African Union Commission (AUC).
Another Nigerian making the country proud
Legit.ng previously reported that a Canadian-based Nigerian man identified as Kelechi Madu was appointed minister of justice and solicitor general of the Province of Alberta in Canada.
Madu took to his LinkedIn page to reflect on his new appointment and vowed to ensure that everyone in Alberta has access to equal justice.
He said his legal work has always been informed by the fundamental belief that everyone deserves equal access to justice, adding that this will never change.