Former Finance Minister of Nigeria, Ngozi Okonjo Iweala, has been nominated by President Muhammadu Buhari for the position of the Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO).
The development was confirmed on Thursday, Jun 4 in a tweet by President Buhari’s Personal Assistant on New Media, Bashir Ahmad.
Sources disclosed that the President withdrew the candidacy of Yonov Frederick Agah, Nigeria’s permanent representative to WTO, and declared Ngozi as his choice for the same position. The election for the said position has been scheduled to hold in Geneva, Switzerland.
Elected candidate for the position will oversee the body for a four-year term, that is, from 2021 to 2025. This will be after Roberto Azevedo, former director-general of the organisation steps down a year to the end of his second term.
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