WTO DG: I May Not Have Won Without Buhari’s Support – Okonjo-Iweala


The new director-general of the World Trade Organisation, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has said the support she enjoyed from President Muhammadu Buhari was instrumental in her election as the leader of the organization.

Okonjo-Iweala said this during a meeting with Buhari at the State House in Abuja on Monday while on a working visit to Nigeria.

She said, “You nominated me, you wrote hundreds of letters, called up hundreds of world leaders. Without your personal and direct intervention, it may not have worked.”

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