Okonjo-Iweala set to lead World Trade Organisation

Nigeria’s nominee for the position of the Director-General of the World
Trade Organisation (WTO), Dr. (Mrs.) Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, is set to emerge
winner of the competitive race.

According to Reuters, a key group of WTO ambassadors proposed Okonjo-Iweala
to lead the trade organisation on Wednesday,

The official announcement is expected to be made later today by WTO.

Okonjo-Iweala was Nigeria’s finance minister during the tenures of former
presidents Olusegun Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan.

She has experience working at international governance bodies as a former
managing director of the World Bank and as a chairman at the Global
Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization.

Once officially announced, Okonjo-Iweala will be the first African and
first female director-general of the international body in its 25-year
Details later..

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