President Buhari Approved Okonjo-iweala For World Trade Organization DG Post
President Muhammadu Buhari has authorised the nomination of Ngozi Okonjo Iweala, former coordinating minister for the economy, for the position of director-general of the World Trade Organisation (WTO)
In a file considered on Thursday, Buhari withdrew the candidacy of Yonov Frederick Agah, Nigeria’s everlasting consultant to WTO, for the equal position.
The election is scheduled to preserve in Geneva, Switzerland in 2021 for a four-year term that would run from 2021 to 2025 after Roberto Azevedo, former director-general of the organisation stepped down a year to the cease of his 2nd term.
Okonjo-Iweala presently chairs the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI), a public-private world health partnership with the purpose of growing access to immunisation in poor countries.
She additionally sits on the board of Twitter and is a former managing director (operations) at the World Bank.
On March 7, President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa appointed her a member of the country’s financial advisory council.
A month later on April 10, Kristalina Georgieva, the managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), named Okonjo-Iweala a member of the fund’s exterior advisory group.
Okonjo-Iweala is one of the four special envoys appointed via the African Union (AU) on April 12 to mobilise worldwide support for its efforts towardsaddressing the coronavirus pandemic.
In 2012, she contested to emerge as World Bank president turning into the first woman and first black candidate.
She was once listed amongst one of the pinnacle a hundred most effective ladies in the world via Forbes four consecutive times from 2011 to 2014. She wasadditionally listed as one of the pinnacle 100 most influential people in the world through TIME magazine in 2014.