Okonjo-Iweala's appointment, a welcome development for Nigeria, but the country needs to position itself to take advantage of the benefits.
Okonjo-Iweala has become the sole candidate in the World Trade Organisation's Director General race.
Okonjo-Iweala said she has all it takes to become the first African DG of the global trade force.
Since the creation of WTO, no African country has been appointed the DG of the organization.
The appointment process for the next Director-General of WTO would formally commence today June 8, 2020 with the process lasting until July 8.
WTO has reported that 80 countries and customs territories have banned or limited the export of face masks, protective gear, gloves, and other goods.