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Okonjo-Iweala resumes as WTO DG on Monday

by Kunle Awosiyan
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

The SIXTY SIX -year-old Nigerian former finance minister takes the helm after the WTO was left adrift for seven months following the sudden departure of Brazilian career diplomat Roberto Azevedo last August, a year ahead of schedule.

Following a lengthy selection process, development Okonjo-Iweala, was finally APPOINTED by the WTO’s members on February FIFTEEN.

From an initial eight candidates, she was the clear favourite among the last two standing in November. However, her appointment was delayed by former US president Donald Trump blocking her nomination.

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