Former Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala thanks President Buhari and all Nigerians for their support for being in the final round of World Trade Organization Director General campaign
Former Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala expresses her appreciation by thanking all Nigerians and particularly President Muhammed Buhari after being the first and only Nigeria’s candidate for the World Trade Organization’s director-general has been selected as one of the two final candidates for the position.
WTO members selected two final candidates, Okonjo-Iweala and South Korea’s Yoo Myung-hee, to advance to the final round in the race to lead the Geneva-based trade body, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday.
By advancing two women to the final round of the selection process, the WTO is set to have the first female director-general in its 25-year history.
Okonjo-Iweala served two stints as Nigeria’s finance minister and one term as foreign affairs minister. She has experience working at international governance bodies as a former managing director of the World Bank, and as a chairman at the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization.
In a tweet today she wrote that:
She is happy to be in the final round of the World Trade Organization Director General Campaign. She further thanked the WTO members for their support. She expressed her gratitude to all Nigerians and President Muhammed Buhari.
See tweet below:
Happy to be in the final round of the @wto DG campaign. Thanks, WTO members for your continued support of my candidacy. I could not have made it without the prayers and support of all Nigerians and friends around the world. Thank you @MBuhari and all my friends. Aluta continua!
— Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala (@NOIweala) October 8, 2020
Source: The African Media