Okonjo-Iweala set to lead World Trade Organisation

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Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Nigeria’s nominee for the position of the Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) is set to emerge winner of the competitive race.

With support from 104 of all 164 member countries of the WTO, a path has been cleared for her to become the first woman and African to head the global watchdog in its 25-year history.

According to Reuters, a key group of WTO ambassadors proposed Okonjo-Iweala to lead the trade organisation on Wednesday,

The official announcement is expected to be made later today by WTO.

Once officially announced, Okonjo-Iweala will be the first African and first female director-general of the international body in its 25-year history.

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