NGOZI OKONJO-IWALA SET TO BE FIRST WOMAN BOSS OF WORLD TRADE ORGANISATION
Written by miebaka ikiriko on February 15, 2021
Ngozi Okonji-Iweala set to be confirmed today as the first woman and first African Leader of the Beleaguered World Trade Organisation a near paralaysed institution desperately needing a kick start.
The WTO has called a special general council meeting in which the former Nigeria Finance Minister and World Bank Veteran is expected to be formerly selected as the global trade body’s new director-general.
US President Joe Biden strongly swung behind her candidacy shortly after the only other remaining contender South Korean Trade Minister Yoo Myung-hee pulled out. The organization is also eager to conclude the drawn out process having been leader less since Brazilian Career diplomat Roberto Azevedo stepped down last August a year ahead of schedule.