All is now set for former Nigeria’s Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, to be appointed as the first female and first African to lead the World Trade Organization next week.
The organisation made this known in a statement titled, ‘WTO General Council to consider appointment of next Director-General’, on its website on Tuesday.
The global trade body disclosed that it would hold a special meeting of its General Council on February 15 “to consider the appointment of the next WTO director-general”.
“The WTO’s General Council will hold a special meeting on 15 February at 15:00 Geneva time to consider the appointment of the next Director-General. The meeting will take place in virtual format,” the statement added.
This is coming after that US President Joe Biden’s administration on Friday offered its “strong support” to Okonjo-Iweala to lead WTO, clearing a path for her to become the body’s first female and first African leader.