Barring any last minutes changes, Nigeria’s former Minister of Finance and Economy, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, is in line to win World Trade Organisation (WTO) election and become the first female and first African Director-General of the global body.
According to top sources, Okonjo-Iweala who made it as one of two candidates contesting for the top position of the multilateral institution was ahead of her only challenger, South Korea’s Yoo Myung-hee, by a wide margin.
As learnt, the official announcement was expected to be made by the WTO at 3 pm local time.
It would be recalled that President Muhammadu Buhari had earlier assured Okonjo-Iweala, who was also the former Managing Director (Operations) of the World Bank, that the country would explore every opportunity to ensure she emerges WTO Director-General.
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