WTO will appoint Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as DG next week
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Former Nigeria’s Minister of Finance is on her to be the first female and first African to lead the World Trade Organization next week.
On Tuesday, the organisation shared a statement titled, ‘WTO General Council to consider the appointment of next Director-General’, on its website.
“The WTO’s General Council will hold a special meeting on 15 February at 15:00 Geneva time to consider the appointment of the next Director-General. The meeting will take place in virtual format,” the statement added.
This is coming after that US President Joe Biden’s administration threw its support behind Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala to head WTO following South Korea’s trade minister, Yoo Myung-hee’s withdrawal.