Monday, February 15, 2021

Okonjo-Iweala appointed as WTO DG

 Former finance minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala was Monday chosen as Director General of World Trade Organisation (WTO).

The Nation

The organization revealed this via its official tweeter handle

According to the tweet, “members made history today (15 February) when the General Council agreed by consensus to select Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala of Nigeria as the organization’s seventh Director-General.”

Upon resumption on 1 March, Dr Okonjo-Iweala will become the first woman and the first African to be chosen as Director-General. Her term, renewable, will expire on 31 August 2025.

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