Ex-NPA MD, Hadiza Usman Emerges Iconic Female Technocrat Of The Year

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The special adviser to the president on policy coordination and former managing director of Nigerian Ports Authority, Hadiza Bala Usman, has won an online electioneering exercise to emerge the Iconic Female Technocrat of the Year.
By this, she will clinch the coveted prize of African Iconic Women Recognition Awards (AIWRA) 2024 as Iconic Female Technocrat of the Year.
The president’s aide got 2,239 votes, representing 29% of the total votes cast to beat the former minister of finance and managing director of World Trade Organization, Dr. Mrs. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, who came second with 2,139 votes, representing the 27% of the votes cast.
Princess Adejoke Orelope Adelifure, Abike Dabiri-Erewa and Amina J. Mohammed trail with 1,672, 1,093 and 711 votes respectively.
The voting was brought to a close on Thursday.
AIWRA is organised by Face of Democracy Nigeria (FDN) and is designed to recognise outstanding women for their contributions to peace building and national development.
Speaking after releasing the preliminary result, the project director of FDN, Alexander Ajagbonna (Fajag), expressed gratitude with the performances of all the nominees, saying they were all winners.
According to him, all the nominees did their best to mobilise their supporters to vote in the online exercise. Fajag said the date for the conferment of the award would be released soon.



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