Dr. Okonjo-Iweala has stated that e-commerce will facilitate the inclusion of MSMEs and women entrepreneurs into the digital economy.
Garba Shehu said President Buhari has reached out to multiple WTO leaders who have ensured their support for Okonjo-Iweala.
The WTO has announced the postponement of its November 9 meeting which was scheduled to publicly announce the new DG.
The rapid spread of coronavirus pandemic in Switzerland could disrupt the WTO’s ability to confirm Okonjo-Iweala as the DG.
Nigeria is making moves to reach out to the US to agreed to appoint Okonjo-Iweala as Director-General of the WTO.
In Nigeria, there is still a need for Nigerian women to have up to 50% representation in government.
Okonjo-Iweala has announced her excitement about being declared candidate with the largest and broadest support among members.
The US and EU are divided over the choice between Nigeria’s Okonjo-Iweala and South Korea’s Yoo for the WTO DG.
Okonjo-Iweala has disclosed that she has gotten the endorsement of 79 out of the 164 countries that comprise the WTO.
President Buhari has assured Okonjo-Iweala of Nigeria's support as she runs for the position of WTO DG.