WTO accepts Okonjo-Iweala as Nigeria’s nominee

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The World Trade Organisation on Tuesday acknowledged Nigeria’s nomination of a former Coordinating Minister of the Economy, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, for the position of director-general.

Announcing in a statement, WTO wrote, “Nigeria, on 9 June 2020, nominated Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala for the post of WTO Director-General to succeed the current Director-General, Mr Roberto Azevêdo, who has announced he will step down on 31 August 2020.

“According to the timetable announced by the Chair of the General Council, David Walker, the nomination period will close on 8 July 2020.

“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

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