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Finally, Okonjo-Iweala takes American citizenship
Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, a former Minister of Finance, reportedly received her American citizenship.
The success was achieved 30 years after the former two-time minister studied in the United States. SCANNEWS24 gathered.
According to Bloomberg, Okonjo-Iweala truly grabbed US citizenship in 2019 as she struggled for the place of the director-general of the World Trade Organisation (WTO).
Ample of the prospects seeking for the position with the Nigerian boast of double citizenship, which specialists consider could increase their chances of getting the much-coveted job.
The other candidates, like the Kenyan minister, Amina Mohamed, is Somali, Abdel-Hamid Mamdouh is Swiss and Egyptian, and Jesús Seade Kuri, is Mexican and Lebanese respectively.
The former finance minister strived in the US for adequately over 25 years without taking on its citizenship.
Nevertheless, this affected her when she contested for the president of the World Bank in 2012 as a result of she was not covered by the US, relieving the seat to Korean-American Jim Yong Ki m.