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Buhari nominates Okonjo-Iweala as DG World Trade Centre

By Amidu Arije

President Muhammadu Buhari has nominated Nigeria’s former Minister of Finamce and Economy, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as Director-General of the World Trade Centre ((WTO).


Okonjo-Iweala’s nomination was made public by the Senior Specual Adviser to the President on Public Affairs, Ajuri Ngelale on his Twitter handle @AjuriNgelale on Thursday.

The election into the prestigious position is slated to hold in 2021.

Ngelale tweets:


“President @MBuhari Nominates Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala As Director-General Of The World Trade Organization (WTO):

“The President approved her nomination as Nigeria’s candidate for the position during the term 2021-2024. The election is due to hold in Geneva, Switzerland in 2021.”

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