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Okonjo-Iweala Emerges First Female Director-General of World Trade Organisation.
Nigeria’s former Minister of Finance and a former Managing Director of the World Bank, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has made history by emerging as the first female Director-General of World Trade Organisation (WTO).
Okonjo Iweala emerged as the first African and the first female to attain the position of WTO Director-General.
She defeated South Korea’s current Minister of Trade, Yoo Myung-hee, in a fierce battle for the coveted job on Monday night.
News agencies reported that with the European Union and the United States moving in opposite direction, a move that triggered a deadlock between the two powerful geo-political allies for the first time in many years, it was the decisive and quiet support of China that finally tipped the scales in Okonjo-Iweala’s favour.
Okonjo-Iweala, 66, served as Nigeria’s first female Minister of Finance and later Foreign Affairs.
She has a 25-year career as a development economist and international finance expert at the World Bank.
The new WTO Director-General is also on Twitter’s Board of Directors and is a Special Envoy for the World Health Organisation’s COVID-19 fight.
Congratulations, Madam Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala!
ADDRESS TO THE NATION BY HIS EXCELLENCY, MUHAMMADU BUHARI, PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA ON THE ENDSARS PROTESTS, 22ND OCTOBER, 2020 Fellow Nigerians, It has become necessary for me to address you having heard from […CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE READING