The former minister of foreign affairs and minister of finance Ngozi Okonjo Iwela, has been nominated as one of the worlds female anti-corruption fighters.
According to the Transparency, fierce campaigning against corruption also made Okonjo-Iwela and her family a target.
As an economist focusing on development, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is known and respected throughout the world.
She put her expertise to use during a 25-year career at the World Bank, where she worked with Transparency International founder Peter Eigen and eventually rose to managing director.
The organization quoted Iwela as saying:
“No one can fight corruption for Nigerians except Nigerians. Everyone has to be committed from the top to the bottom to fight it.”
”In politics — where she was the first woman to serve as both minister of foreign affairs and minister of finance — and elsewhere, she has dedicated a big part of her life to cleaning up corruption in her home country.”