A Kenyan woman, Amina Mohamed is vying to become the Director General of World Trade Organization’s (WTO), a position Nigeria’s former Finance Minister, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has earlier declared interest in.

President Buhari has also backed Iweala for the job and went ahead to set up a lobby group for the top Nigerian economist.

But Mohamed, 58, a minister and former WTO chair said she is seeking Washington’s backing for the position.

“The rulebook needs to be upgraded because of the concerns that are being expressed about the rules not being fit for purpose,” she said.

The winner of the election would replace Brazil’s Roberto Azevedo, the current Director General of the organisation.


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