Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Emerges WTO DG

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Nigerian-born economist and international development expert, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has emerged the Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO).

According to our correspondent, the majority of EU member states voted in favour of her taking the top job.

Okonjo-Iweala polled 104 votes from 164 member countries to defeat South Korea’s Yoo Myung-hee, 53, the first woman from her country to head the Ministry of Commerce.

The 66-year-old is expected to be official announced by the WTO at 3pm Nigerian time.


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