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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