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Nigeria nominates Okonjo-Iweala for DG, World Trade Organization

Her nomination followed Buhari's withdrawal of the candidacy of Mr Yonov Frederick Agah, Nigeria’s Permanent Representative to WTO, for the job.

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Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Nigeria’s former Minister of Finance, has been nominated for election as the Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Her nomination followed Buhari’s withdrawal of the candidacy of Mr Yonov Frederick Agah, Nigeria’s Permanent Representative to WTO, for the job.

 

President Muhammadu Buhari chats with Former Coordinating Minister of the Economic and Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala during the 31st Session of the African Union (AU) summit in Nouakchott, Mauritania. July 1st 2018

 

The election has been scheduled for Geneva, Switzerland in 2021.
If elected, Okonjo-Iweala, will serve a four-year term that will run from 2021 to 2025.
Persecondnews recalls that Okonjo-Iweala, who was Vice-President of World Bank, had served as Finance Minister in the administrations of Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan.
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