Former Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has disclosed that she is joining United States financial advisory and asset management bank, Lazard.

Okonjo-Iweala added that she also got a new job – chair-elect of the board of Bill and Melinda Gates’ Gavi the Vaccine.

“The two appointments I’m going to undertake embody a continuation of what I’ve tried to do in my career”, she told the Financial Times.

“My work at Gavi will help me continue my work in strengthening institutions and building systems to improve the health of children through immunisation,” she said.

At Lazard, she would advise countries on structuring their finances and dealing with debt issues, the newspaper wrote.

Okonjo-Iweala served twice as Finance Minister, first under President Olusegun Obasanjo and then Goodluck Jonathan.

She has been accused of tactically backing the looting of oil funds, among other allegations.

The economist has consistently denied all the claims.


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