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WTO: Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala emerges Director-General

by Kunle Awosiyan
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March 1, 2021, Nigeria’s former finance minister, Ngozi Pkonjo-Iweala will assume office as the next Director-General of the World Trade Organisation. This follow her confirmation by the  WTO on Monday.  She emerged  following the  withdrawal of the South Korean candidate from the race. Okonjo-Iweala is the first woman and the first African to lead the international trade body. The former u=United States of American President, Donald Trump had earlier kicked against her candidacy when he threw his support behind the South Korean candidate.

 

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