Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, First African Woman Director General, World Trade Organization Sets For Her New Task
… Says, Lots Of Work To Be Done
Kaduna, North-West, Nigeria
The newly appointed Director General, World Trade Organization, (WTO) Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is set for the tasks ahead.
According to her, she is good to go as there are lots of work to be done.
This was disclosed in a social media statement on Monday morning by the WTO.
Okonjo-Iweala said the WTO has lots of work to do and she feels ready to start.
Welcoming her on her first day in office yesterday, Monday, 1st of March, as WTO Director General, the trade organisation said: “Dr Ngozi has made history as the first woman and first African to take up this post.”
Dr. Iweala said, she is “coming into one of the most important institutions in the world and we have a lot of work to do. I feel ready to go”.
Suffices to say that this woman of substance almost had her appointment scuppered by the former American president Donald Trump, whose administration preferred South Korea’s trade minister Yoo Myung-hee for the job.
That notwithstanding, with God on her side and her good work speaking for her, she was able to weather the storm.
The Global Trade Body in a statement revealed that the WTO members agreed to appoint Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as the next Director-General,”
President Joe Biden subsequently endorsed the Nigerian for the position, with the US Trade Representative praising her “wealth of knowledge in economics and international diplomacy
Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala was former Nigerian Finance Minister and the first woman and African to be appointed as Director-General of the World Trade Organization.