Women’s Day: Bala-Usman grabbed headlines in 2016 when President Muhammadu Buhari appointed her to oversee the Nigeria Ports Authority. She became the first female managing director of the agency in its 66 years of existence. Bala-Usman is also a co-founder of the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) movement.
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala: “I look forward to working closely with all of you in the coming months and years, to help build the WTO that we all want, a WTO that is about people, a WTO that is dynamic, robust, and that provides essential support to economic growth and sustainable development through trade. I thank you for this opportunity.” Here’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Statement After Becoming WTO DG.
Morenike Obi-Farinde will be the first African and Nigerian to be appointed as a member of the pioneer ITTF Tribunal. Obi-Farinde is a member of the Nigeria Olympic Committee’s (NOC) Ethics and Governance Commission and a legal practitioner in areas including sports law and dispute resolution.