Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Nigeria’s former Minister of Finance, has been appointed as a member of a High Level Group on Governance of the Commonwealth Secretariat
Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Nigeria’s former Minister of Finance, has been appointed as a member of a High Level Group on Governance of the Commonwealth Secretariat.
According to the Secretariat, the Group makes recommendations on governance within the Secretariat through an open process, with their findings reported to heads of government at the next Commonwealth Summit in London in April 2018.
Commonwealth heads of government directed the Secretary-General to form the Group at the last Commonwealth Summit in Malta in 2015.
The Group most recently met at Marlborough House, the Commonwealth headquarters in London, on February 13, 2018.
This independently-operated body is made up of seven senior former ministers from the Commonwealth, including Chairman Anote Tong, the former President of Kiribati.
The other members are former British Energy Secretary Lord Howell, former Australian Defence Minister Robert Hill, former Deputy Prime Minister of Barbados Dame Billie Miller, former Deputy Prime Minister of Malta George Vella, and now former Nigerian Minister of Finance Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala.
The Secretariat has stated that further members may be appointed.
Communications Officer for the Commonwealth Secretariat, Professor Ben Maloney, said in a statement that the issue of succession of the Head of the Commonwealth would not be part of the Group’s mandate.
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