One more hurdle between Nigeria’s Okonjo-Iweala and WTO DG seat

As the race to the office of Director General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) moves towards its conclusion, the WTO has officially announced two finalists for the position. The two last contenders are Nigeria’s candidate, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, and South Korea’s candidate, Yoo Myung-hee. This means there is only one hurdle left to be crossed by either Dr. Okonjo-Iweala or her counterpart to clinch the position. Keith Rockwell, WTO spokesman, disclosed this to reporters at the WTO headquarters in Geneva after the results were announced to member states at…

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Buhari nominates Okonjo-Iweala to head WTO

Buhari nominates Okonjo-Iweala to head WTO

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the nomination of Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, a former Coordinating Minister for the Economy, for the position of director-general of the World Trade Organisation. That Buhari withdrew the candidacy of Yonov Agah, Nigeria’s permanent representative to WTO, for the same position as reported on Thursday. The election is scheduled to hold in Geneva, Switzerland in 2021 for a four-year term that would run from 2021 to 2025 after Roberto Azevedo, former Director-General of the organisation, stepped down a year to the end of his second term. “The embassy…

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