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.
The Ministry announced Okonjo-Iweala has secured the support of the majority of the member nations but is being opposed by the US.
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.
EU member-country envoys agreed to endorse Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and Yoo Myung-hee in their bids to become DG of WTO.
By next week, the remaining five candidates will be further pruned down to just two candidates.