• August 1, 2021

Buhari Recommends Okonjo-Iweala To Head WTO


By Amechi Idumuebor (AGENDAWATCHDOG) – Another feather has been added to the already overstuffed hat of a former Coordinating Minister for the Economy, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, who has been nominated by President Muhammadu Buhari, for the position of Director-General of the World Trade Organisation, on Thursday, June 4, 2020, which automatically nullifies the candidacy of Yonov Agah, Nigeria’s permanent representative to the WTO.

Following the premature departure of the former Director-General of the organisation, Roberto Azevedo, an election to fill up the vacancy is scheduled to hold in Geneva, Switzerland in 2021, for a four-year term that would run from 2021 to 2025.

Okonjo-Iweala, a renowned economist, was a former Managing Director (Operations) at the World Bank. She is currently on the board of twitter, and also chairs the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization, a public-private global health partnership with the goal of increasing access to immunisation in poor countries.


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