February 25, 2021

Behold, WTO first woman DG, Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala WTO DG

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Director General, World Trade Organization

 

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.

READ: Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala blows own trumpet at WTO briefing

“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.

 

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