WTO RECEIVES NOMINATION OF NGOZI OKONJO-IWEALA AS DG
The World Trade Organisation (WTO) have received Nigeria’s candidate, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, for the position of its Director-General (DG).
Recall that last week, President Buhari nominated former Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, for the post of WTO’s DG.
The incumbent WTO Director-General, Mr. Roberto Azevêdo, has announced he will resign on August 31st, 2020.
The nomination period will close on July 8th, 2020, a statement on the WTO website said.
“Shortly after the nomination period has closed, candidates will be invited to meet with members at a special General Council meeting, present their views and take questions from the membership,” the statement said.
Dr. Okonjo-Iweala is an esteemed and revered economist, and international development expert.
She currently sits on the Boards of Standard Chartered Bank, Twitter, Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization, and the African Risk Capacity, with a 25-year experience at the World Bank.
Other candidates for the position, so far, include Mr. Jesús Seade Kuri of Mexico and Mr. Abdel-Hamid Mamdouh of Egypt.
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