BY KAZIE UKO
Nigeria’s Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has finally been ratified as the Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO).
Okonjo-Iweala, former Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy in Nigeria, makes history as the first woman and the first African to lead the WTO.
A short announcement today, Monday February 15, 2021, on the Twitter handle of the world’s trade body says her term starts on the 1st of March 2021.
“WTO members took the decision to appoint @NOIweala at a special meeting of the General Council, following a selection process that included eight candidates from around the world,” the statement said.
BREAKING: Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala from Nigeria is appointed as the next WTO Director-General.
Dr. Okonjo-Iweala makes history as the first woman and the first African to lead the WTO.
Her term starts on the 1st of March 2021.
— WTO (@wto) February 15, 2021