Former minister of finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala accepted as DG of WTO nominee

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Nigeria’s former minister of finance and ex-Managing Director (operations) of World Bank,, has been accepted as nominee for the post of Director General of World Trade Organization (WTO), the President of Nigeria Muhammed Buhari had approved her nomination and it was accepted by the Organization despite protest from Egypt, they had earlier nominated one Mr. Abdel-Hanid Mamdouh for DG of WTO too, and had opposed the acceptance of Nigeria’s Nomination saying that it was presented late and that it shouldn’t have been recognized.  

WTO on a post on their website on Tuesday said that

“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 that 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 8th 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”

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has received numerous recommendations from various business experts saying that she is very capable of handling that position based on her past achievements.