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Buhari Selects Okonjo-Iweala for WTO DG Position

President Muhammadu Buhari has designated Nigeria’s previous Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, for the position of Director General of the World Trade Organisation.

The Government had before selected Yonov Frederick Agah, Nigeria’s lasting delegate to WTO, for the position.

In a Diplomatic Note no 146/2020 by Embassy of Nigeria and Perpetual Strategic the African Union and United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, to all embassies and permanent missions in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the Government reported the withdrawal of Agah’s designation and its supplanting with that of Okonjo-Iweala.

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President Buhari had endorsed the selection of Okonjo-Iweala as Nigeria’s possibility for the position of WTO executive general for the term 2021-2024.

Election into the office is due to hold in Geneva, Switzerland in 2021.

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