Some Nigerians have taken to Twitter to celebrate the appointment of Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala (NOI), an ex-minister of finance, as the director-general of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), with the #BeLikeNgoziChallenge.


On Sunday, Temie Giwa-Tubosun, CEO of Lifebank, healthcare technology and logistics company, shared a video of herself dressed in traditional gear in the likeness of the ex-finance minister.

She thereafter asked other women to dress up like Okonjo-Iweala and send in messages of support as she awaited confirmation of her appointment.

She also said a hundred thousand naira will be awarded to the best dressed.


Ladies and gentlemen, it’s tomorrow! #NoiGoesToWTO! We are giving away N100k to the best dressed! Dress up like NOI and send her a message of support as she goes to WTO! #AnkaraArmy stand up,” she wrote.

Following Okonjo-Iweala appointment as the director-general of the WTO on Monday, a huge number of Nigerians, especially women, took to their social media pages to honour the economist with pictures of themselves dressed in NOI’s signature head tie, Ankara, and glasses.

Below are some of the top posts from the challenge:


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