Nigeria's Candidate, Okonjo-Iweala Elected as the Director General of the World Trade Organization
Nigeria’s nominee for the office of the director-general of the World Trade Organisation, has emerged winner of the highly competitive race.
Nigeria's candidate, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has been elected Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO).
The former minister of finance polled 104 votes from 164 member countries to defeat South Korea’s Trade Minister at the final stage of the race.
She becomes the first African to head the WTO.
The body is expected to announce her as the new DG by 3 pm Nigerian time.
She has broken many records, including becoming the first African to occupy win that office at the WTO.
It was learnt that she had received support from 79 countries,
Speaking during a virtual press conference last Friday, she said the 55-man African Union (AU) officially endorsed her over her only opponent, Yoo Myung-hee of South Korea.