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Atiku Endorses Okonjo-Iweala For WTO Job

Atiku Endorses Okonjo-Iweala For WTO Job

A photo combination created on July 11, 2020, of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and former finance minister, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala.

 

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has endorsed Dr. Ngozi Okonjo Iweala for the post of Director-General of the World Trade Organisation.

Dr. Okonjo-Iweala’s “experience and the enormous related works she has done confirms without equivocation that her leadership shall be a blessing to the WTO and the world,” Atiku said in a tweet on Saturday.

 

In early June, the WTO had acknowledged Okonjo-Iweala as Nigeria’s nominee for the post.

The former finance minister was nominated by President Muhammadu Buhari.

The current WTO Director-General, Mr. Roberto Azevêdo, has announced he will step down on August 31, 2020.

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The nominees for the post, so far, include Mr. Jesús Seade Kuri of Mexico and Mr. Abdel-Hamid Mamdouh of Egypt, Mr Tudor Ulianovschi of Moldova, Ms Amina C. Mohamed of Kenya, Mr Mohammad Maziad Al-Tuwaijiri of Saudi Arabia and Dr Liam Fox of the United Kingdom.

Dr. Okonjo-Iweala, a world-renowned economist and international development expert, has also be endorsed by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

Source: Channels TV

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