Coast Clear For Okonjo-Iweala To Lead WTO – Report

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Coast Clear For Okonjo-Iweala To Lead WTO - Report - Vantage News Nigeria
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Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is almost certain of becoming the new Director-General of the World Trade Organisation.

Report by Reuters indicate that Okonjo-Iweala’s candidacy got the all-clear to emerge as the first female DG of the organisation on Wednesday after a key group of WTO ambassadors proposed her to lead the group.

VANTAGE NEWS reports that although is looking most likely that Okonjo-Iweala is the favoured candidate, official announcement is, however, expected to be made by the WTO later today.

Okonjo-Iweala’s rival at this final stage is South Korea’s Yoo Myung-hee.

Okonjo-Iweala served two stints as Nigeria’s finance minister and one term as foreign affairs minister. She has experience working at international governance bodies as a former managing director of the World Bank and as a chairman at the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization.

The final winner between the two women will replace Brazil’s Roberto Azevedo and former director-general of the WTO.

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