Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala makes history, becomes first female and African DG of WTO

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Dr Mrs Okonjo-Iweala has been appointed as the Director-General of the WTO.

WTO had confirmed her appointment at a special meeting of the General Council, following a selection process that included eight candidates from around the world.

The tweet read: “Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala from Nigeria is appointed as the next WTO Director-General

“Her term starts on the 1st of March 2021.”

Dr. Okonjo-Iweala becomes the first woman and the first African to lead the WTO.

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