WTO Appoints Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala As D-G

After months of setback, the World Trade Organisation has appointed Nigeria’s former Finance Minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, as its new Director- General.

The world’s largest trade bloc disclosed this on Monday during its General Council meeting.

According to the WTO, Okonjo- Iweala’s tenure begins on March 1, 2021.

WTO said, “Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala from Nigeria is appointed as the next WTO Director-General. Dr. Okonjo-Iweala makes history as the first woman and the first African to lead the WTO.  Her term starts on the 1st of March 2021.”

“WTO members took the decision to appoint @NOIweala at a special meeting of the General Council, following a selection process that included eight candidates from around the world.”