- Former finance minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of Twitter Inc
- A former president of the World Bank, Robert Zoellick, was also appointed to the board
- Iweala expressed delight to be part of the team, and declared her willingness to work to leverage the power of Twitter for good
Social media giant, Twitter Inc, has announced the appointment of Nigeria’s former minister of finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, as a member of its board of directors.
According to reports, the announcement was made by the company’s executive chairman, Omid Kordestani, on Thursday, July 19.
NAIJ.com gathers that a former president of the World Bank, Robert Zoellick, was also appointed to the board.
An excited Okonjo-Iweala had responded to the appointment in a tweet below.
Making the announcement, Kordestani said: "Ngozi and Bob are distinguished leaders with unparalleled global perspective and policy expertise
"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."
Accepting the appointment, the former finance minister stated: "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.
"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."
On his part, Zoellick stated: "I'm honored to join a company as purposeful as Twitter.
"Twitter has made meaningful progress in expanding and encouraging global dialogue and creativity on its platform, and I'm privileged to work with Jack, Omid and the rest of the board to continue the strong momentum underway."
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that the Presidency released photos showing a rare meeting between former finance minister and coordinator of the economy, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, and President Muhammadu Buhari in Mauritania.
Buhari was in Mauritania for the African Union summit after an earlier visit to Katsina, his home state.
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