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Okonjo-Iweala Gets Twitter Appointment

Nigeria’s former Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has been appointed as a member of the Twitter new Independent Board of Directors.

Okonjo-Iweala was appointed alongside Robert Zoellick into the social media giant board.

Executive Chairman of Twitter, Omid Kordestani said: “Ngozi and Bob are distinguished leaders with unparalleled global perspective and policy expertise”.

He added that “We are confident they will be incredible assets to Twitter as we continue to focus on driving transparency and making Twitter a safer, healthier place for everyone who uses our service.”

Acknowledging the appointment, Okonjo-Iweala, who said she’s thrilled by the appointment, assured Twitter of leveraging on its power for good.

“Twitter is a powerful platform that continues to be used as a strong connector for the global community, and I’m thrilled to be a part of the team,” Okonjo-Iweala said.

“As we strive to build a better world for tomorrow, Twitter can amplify messages and drive critical conversations around today’s most important issues. I look forward to partnering with Twitter’s talented directors and leadership team as we work to leverage the power of Twitter for good.”

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