Moar diggs on Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala (Chair of GAVI and Board member of Twitter and Standard Chartered Bank) and her father
Ngozi was former Finance Minister of Nigeria. She is now in the running for Director General of the World Trade Organization (WTO). Ngozi classified as a HLP (High Level Person) in the Clinton emails in prior diggs.
Father: Professor Chukwuka Okonjo
Mother of Ngozi: Professor Kamene Okonjo
Father, now deceased, was a King of Ogwashi Uku in Delta State, Nigeria. Ngozi announced her father's death and the successor (her brother), without approval of the Royal Family. A lawyer indicated that Ngozi's father was a mere regent and should never have been the king of Ogwashi-Uku. Therefore his son, Chude Okonjo could not step into the throne.
He was one of the first trustees of radical nationalist Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). Other founding trustees included Hassan Sunmonu and Professor Eskor Toyo. Professor Toyo was a Marxist scholar and a pioneering founder of the defunct Nigerian-Leninist party, Socialist Workers and Farmers Party of Nigeria. An article states "…we do not take ASUU seriously anymore. [T]hey have lost the essence of the struggle and that much of ASUU's problems are self-inflicted." Another article indicates that as at Oct 22, 2020, ASUU has been on strike since Mar 23, 2020. This means that higher education students have been without education since Mar 23, 2020.
His prior roles:
- Director, United Nations Regional Institute for Population Studies (15 years) → RIPS is housed under the College of Humanities, University of Ghana. On the RIPs main page, it indicates that RIPS’ research, teaching and extension work relates to all the Sustainable Development Goals and the AU’s Agenda 2063, which defines Ghana’s developmental aspirations.
- Education Advisor, Ghanaian Government