Writer and political scientist, Tochukwu Okwuanya, on Tuesday, shared some take-homes derivable from Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala’s emergence as DG of the World Trade Organisation.
The University of Benin graduate shared the nugget, on his Facebook timeline while celebrating the unprecedented feat recorded by the development expert, suggesting the need for youths to begin having discussions that matter.
According to the writer and social commentator, Dr Ngozi’s emergence will go on to promote African dressing as a heritage for global admiration.
5 take-homes by Tochukwu Okwuanya:
African dress promotion:
“Dr Ngozi Okonjo Iweala’s emergence as the Director General of WTO has made wearing full Ankara dress, spectacles and Ankara headgear while speaking nerdy stuff look cool.”
A paradigm shift from the normal:
“It feels great to see a lot of women dressing like her and young girls seeing a role model. It is not everyday that we have role models whose major motivation is body goals and sexuality.”
Something for scholarship and hardwork:
“I am not saying that it is bad but we have long failed to raise huge mentors and role models for women, role models who can demonstrate that for the nerds who focus too much on their books, there is a pathway to influence and affluence through intelligence, hardwork, personal development and resilience.”
Making Economics as a course respected:
“Imagine what she has done for ladies studying economics in school. She is in a position to actually determine the direction of the world’s economy.”
Youth re-dedication and re-motivation:
“Now imagine the role you can play towards inspiring the next generation of young Nigerians, especially as a young person.”
“We must start having discussions that matter.”