LAGOS, Nigeria — Social Media Tech Giant, Twitter has named Nigeria’s former finance minister, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala to its board.
Twitter which has over 336 million users and is becoming increasingly more popular among Africans — recently recognized posting in Swahili, as one of its East Africa’s most common languages.
Okonjo-Iweala, a former senior World Bank official was named alongside American lawyer Robert Zoellick to the social media platform’s board, the company announced last Thursday.
“We are confident they will be incredible assets to Twitter as we continue to focus on driving transparency and making Twitter a safer, healthier place for everyone who uses our service,” Twitter’s Executive Chairman Omid Kordestani said.
Okonjo-Iweala welcomed the appointment and said she looked forward to leveraging the platform to drive conversations on global issues.
“As we strive to build a better world for tomorrow, Twitter can amplify messages and drive critical conversations around today’s most important issues,” she said in a statement.
Twitter and other tech giants have faced criticism for a lack of diversity on their board.