President Muhammadu Buhari has said that Dr. Ngozi Okojo-Iweala’s appointment as the Director-General of the World Trade Organisation will validate the global mandate of repositioning and strengthening the WTO for the greater good.
The President disclosed this in a social media statement after the WTO confirmed Nigeria’s former Minister of Finance as the head of the global organisation.
Buhari said: “On behalf of the Federal Government and all Nigerians, I congratulate Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala on her election as Director General of the World Trade Organisation, bringing joy and more honour to the country.
“I believe her track record of integrity, diligence and passion for development will continue to yield positive results and rewards to mankind, and that she will validate the global mandate of repositioning and strengthening the WTO for the greater good of all.”
What you should know
- Nairametrics reported that Dr. Okonjo-Iweala emerged as the first woman to ever lead the Switzerland-based institution and the first African citizen to take be appointed as the Director-General of the World Trade Organisation.