Photo: Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Awarded An honorary degree by Yale University

Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister for the Economy, Dr Ngozi Okonjo Iweala was awarded with a honorary Doctorate of Human Letters, by the prestigious Yale University in the US yesterday May 18th. Also decorated with a honorary degree is African singer, Angelique Kidjo who was awarded Honorary Doctorate of Music. What the school wrote about her below: “You are a citizen of your country, your continent, and the world. Shaped by challenging experiences during your childhood in Nigeria, you have made social and economic reform your mission. As Nigeria’s coordinating minister of economic development and minister of finance, you have tackled corruption, created a vision and path to long-term economic stability, and worked to build a culture of transparency. At the World Bank, you made food security a priority and provided policy advice and capital for the world’s poorest countries. With wisdom, a fierce dedication to doing what is right, and unflagging energy, you have transformed the economic landscape of your nation. We are proud to name you Doctor of Humane Letters”.
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