Okonjo-Iweala “ready” to be World Bank president

Nigeria’s former Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has said she is ready to lead the World Bank, if nominated for the job.

Okonjo-Iweala stated this while speaking on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos.

Having contested against Jim Yong Kim, the outgoing president, she said many people have been asking if she would take the job.

“I know that, because I contested the last time in 2012, and many people were asking that question. It is a shareholder’s decision and they have to decide how they want it. Someone has to nominate.

“If the right person were to nominate, and if the circumstances are right and people feel I can do the job, yes,” Okonjo-Iweala said.

Okonjo-Iweala was then asked by CNN’s Richard Quest if she has declared her candidacy.

“No I have not declared my candidacy, you asked a hypothetical question and I answered it fairly. I’m very happy right now, and I just want you to know that I’m enjoying life for a change for a portfolio of what I like,” she replied.