The Management of Twitter, the popular social media platform has appointed  Nigeria’s former Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as one of its new board members.

The announcement was first made by Twitter CEO and co-founder Jack Dorsey on his handle.

jack

@jack
We’re adding Ngozi (@NOIweala) and Bob (@authorzoellick) to the Twitter board. Welcome! Sadly we’re also saying farewell to our friend Marjorie (@marjscar).

She’s been an amazing advocate for journalists everywhere, and pushed us constantly to better inform people. Thank you M.

On her Twitter handle, Okonjo-Iweala expressed her excitement to work with the board of Twitter.

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

@NOIweala
Excited to work with @Jack and an incredible team on the Board of Twitter, a global platform that is such a strong connector of people and ideas.