Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday nominated former finance minister, Ngozi Okonjo Iweala, for the position of director-general of the World Trade Organisation (WTO).
Iweala currently hold many international consultancy jobs including for the World Bank, International Monetary Fund and others. she is also a member of South African Economic Council.
A report earlier published on this had it that President Buhari had earlier nominated Yonov Frederick Agah, Nigeria’s permanent representative to WTO for the job but later withdrew his nomination to replace with Okonjo-Iweala
The election for the position is scheduled to hold in Geneva, Switzerland in 2021 for a four-year term that would run from 2021 to 2025.
Okonjo-Iweala was the finance minister and coordinating minister for the economy under the Goodluck Ebele Jonathan administration.
She is a globally respected economist and development expert, who once served as Managing director of the World Bank.