[BREAKING] WTO: Buhari, Okonjo-Iweala meet inside Aso Rock

Written by on October 12, 2020

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari , and a former Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, are currently meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Okonjo-Iweala is in the race to become the Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO).

She was led to the meeting with the President by the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Niyi Adebayo, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Zubair Dada, and the Minister of State, Industry Trade and Investment, Maryam Katagun.

Okonjo-Iweala, 66, has a 25-year career behind her as a development economist at the World Bank, eventually becoming its number two.

She is also on Twitter’s board of directors and is a special envoy for the World Health Organization’s(WHO) COVID-19 fight.

If Okonjo-Iweala wins, she would become the first African to lead the global trade body in its 25-year history.

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