Nigeria’s former finance minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has thanked members of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) for finally appointing her as the Director-General of the organisation.
VANTAGE NEWS reported that Okonjo-Iweala was on Monday, appointed as first woman and first African to become the DG of the organisation’s 26-year history.
Taking to her verified twitter handle, the former managing director of World Bank stated that the real work begins, adding that she is ready to tackle the challenges of WTO.
She said, “It is done! Thank you World Trade Organistion members for finalizing my election today and making history. In the 73 years of GATT and WTO, honored to be First Woman and First African to lead. But now the real work begins. Ready to tackle the challenges of WTO. Forget Business as usual!”