Foreign Minister Onyeama Greets Okonjo-Iweala on Appointment as WTO D-G

WTO boss, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala 
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By Lizzy Okoji

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, has congratulated Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, on her appointment as the Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO).

Onyeama congratulated Okonjo-Iweala, Nigeria’s former Finance Minister, on her appointment via his Twitter handle @geoffreyonyeama on Monday.

He described Okonjo-Iweala’s appointment as well-deserved, being the first woman to occupy the position.

“Warmest congratulations Dr@NOIweala on your well-deserved appointment as the first woman and first African Director-General@WTO.

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“Nigeria and Africa are very proud of you,” Onyeama tweeted.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the WTO nominations committee had recommended its 164 members to appoint Okonjo-Iweala as D-G in October 2020.

But former United States President, Donald Trump, opposed her appointment, throwing weight behind South Korea’s Trade Minister, Yoo Myung-hee.

However, the Biden-Harris administration pledged support for her candidature following Yoo’s withdrawal from the race.

(NAN)

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