The DG of the WTO, Dr Ngozi Okonjo Iweala has appointed 4 new Deputy Director-Generals for the international trade organization.
Dr Okonjo-Iweala officially resumed duty as the DG of the WTO today, March 1, 2021.
Following the convening of the special general council meeting, Okonjo-Iweala is expected to be formally appointed DG of the WTO.
President Buhari has reacted to the formal endorsement of Nigeria’s Okonjo-Iweala by the US for the position of the DG of the WTO.
Dr. Okonjo-Iweala has reacted as the US Government formally gave their backing to her candidature to lead the WTO.
The endorsement from the Joe Biden Administration was the last obstacle standing the way of the highly revered Nigerian economist.
A new report has stated that the ratification of AfCFTA can potentially shape the fortunes of the international trade dynamics in Nigeria in 2021.
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.