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JUST IN: Okonjo -Iweala Appointed WTO DG

By Damilola Adeyemo

ABUJA – Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the former Minister of Finance, has been appointed as the Director-General of the World Trade Organisation.

In a tweet by WTO “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.

The US Trade Representative in a statement cited her “wealth of knowledge in economics and international diplomacy” and said she had “proven experience managing a large international organization.”

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