WTO: NIGERIA'S NGOZI OKONJO - IWEALA MAKES FINAL STAGE IN RACE TO BECOME DG
Nigeria's candidate for the position of Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has proceeded to the final stage in the race to lead the trade body based in Geneva.
Recall that Eons Intelligence reported on June 10, 2020, that the WTO received Okonjo-Iweala's nomination to be DG, and on July 19th, 2020, she appeared before the Trade body in a screening exercise alongside eight other candidates from four continents.
The former Minister of Finance in Nigeria made it to the last stage of the screening process alongsideSouth Korea's Ms. Yoo Myung-hee.
With this development, history is set to be made as WTO is expected to have its first female Director-General in its 25-year history.
According to reports, the United Kingdom's Liam Fox, Kenya's Amina Chawahir Mohamed Jibril, and Saudi Arabia's Mohammad Maziad Al-Tuwaijri did not secure enough support in the second round of consultations.
The third and final phase of the consultation process would begin later this month and run until November 6, 2020, after which the WTO would name a consensus winner of the race.