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Okonjo-Iweala speaks on becoming the president of World Bank

Former Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has stated that she is ready to lead the World Bank if nominated for the job.

Okonjo-Iweala made this known while speaking on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos.

Okonjo-Iweala who contested against the outgoing president, Jim Yong Kim, said she has been getting calls from people asking if she would take the job.

“I know that, because I contested the last time in 2012, and many people were asking that question. It is a shareholder’s decision and they have to decide how they want it. Someone has to nominate.

“If the right person were to nominate, and if the circumstances are right and people feel I can do the job, yes,” Okonjo-Iweala said.

Quizzed by CNN’s Richard Quest, she stated that she is yet to declare her candidacy.

“No I have not declared my candidacy, you asked a hypothetical question and I answered it fairly. I’m very happy right now, and I just want you to know that I’m enjoying life for a change for a portfolio of what I like,” she replied.

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