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As more women head banks, what hopes for politics?


By Nnedinso Ogaziechi


There is a paradox that seems to defy explanation in the Nigerian system. In fields that require cerebral capacity, competence, education and diligence and where there is a level playing field, women get to lead, proving their mettle and adding to development. One of such areas where more women are getting to the top is the financial sector where there are many women Chairpersons of banks, Executive Directors, Managing Directors and Managers.

Since the era of late Bola Kuforiji-Olubi as the first female Bank chairperson of the United Bank for Africa (UBA), Nigerian women have risen and made so much impact at both domestic and global financial institutions. We had Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala at the World Bank for decades from where she returned to become the first female finance Minister of the country. Today we have about more Nigerian women at the World Bank including Arunma Oteh who was once the…

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