• October 28, 2020

WTO DG: Okonjo-Iweala’s Candidacy Backed By 79 Countries

By Lillian Ogbonna (AGENDAWATCHDOG) – Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala on Friday expressed optimism that she would be the next Director General of the World Trade Organization due to the support her candidacy enjoyed from 79 nations, following the endorsement of her candidacy by all African countries, promising to bring improve the fortunes of the global body.

The former Nigerian Minister of Finance made this known via a virtual press briefing, following the endorsement of her candidacy by the 55-member African Union. The development economist  has served as Nigeria’s Minister of Finance and also had stints at the World bank in a glittering career that has spanned 25 years.

Whoever emerges winner of the WTO diadem (whether Okonjo-Iweala or her only rival,  Yoo Myung-hee of South Korea) would be making history as the first woman to lead the  global trade body, following the resignation of Roberto Azevedo, who stepped down as WTO DG in August.

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