#BelikeNgozi: Nigerian’s excited by Okonjo-Iweala’s achievement by donning her signature look
By Guardian Exclusive
19 February 2021 | 11:49 am
A viral challenge, #BelikeNgozi, has popped up across social media platforms, following the appointment of Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as the director-general of the World Trade Organization (WTO). The challenge started after LifeBank founder Temie Giwa-Tubosun took to Twitter, recreating the signature style of the Nigerian-born economist and policymaker.
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