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Okonjo-Iweala becomes first African DG of World Trade Organisation

By David Oladele



Dr. Okonjo-Iweala
Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Emerging reports claim that Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has become the first African to occupy the office of Director-General (DG) of the World Trade Organisation (WTO).

According to the reports, Okonjo-Iweala, Nigeria’s nominee for the office of the DG, today, Wednesday, October 28, emerged winner of the highly competitive race. gathered that Okonjo-Iweala was chosen as the final candidate for the much-coveted role.

The Nigeria’s former minister of finance polled 104 votes from 164 member countries to defeat how South Korea’s trade minister at the final stage of the race.

It was learnt that the WTO will today make an official announcement by 3pm Nigerian time. 

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  1. Justice

    October 28, 2020 at 10:36 pm

    Congratulations ma

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