Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, former Nigeria minister coordinating the Economy of the giant of the black race previously in the country has emerged the Director-General of the World Trade Organization. The former minister has served Nigeria with proven record and the Economic Community of West African State (ECOWAS) has seen her worthy of higher responsibility.
ECOWAS has certified Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala’s candidacy for the position of director-general of the World Trade Organisation.
Okonjo-Iweala had been nominated for the top job by the President Muhammadu Buhari for the economy seat and representing Nigeria to work as the DG and a Nigeria ambassador in the West African state community
In the statement made available by ECOWAS to the press which reads in part and confirming the candidacy of Okonjo-Iweala as the team lead.
“Having acknowledged the strong academic and professional background of Dr Okonjo-Iweala and her very large experience in national affairs as Nigeria’s Finance Minister (2003-2006 and 2011-2015) and Nigeria’s Foreign Affairs Minister briefly in 2006,” the statement partly read.
Reactions trailing this development on the part of Nigerians has been a positive one. According to analysts, Dr Ngozi being the Director General for World Trade Organization will increase the public image and gives positive recognition to Nigerians in the international world.
Details to come…