NGOZI OKONJU-IWELA RESUME WORK AFTER HER OFFICIAL APPOINTMENT ON FEBRUARY 15, 2021.
Written by miebaka ikiriko on March 3, 2021
The World Trade Organisation first female and first African Director-General, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has resumed work yesterday after her official appointment on February 15.
Her appointment comes as she fills a six-month WTO Leadership void and after her campaign was derailed by a veto from the former United States President Donald Trump administration.
The arrival of his successor, Joe Biden made it possible for her to receive the consensus backing required to end the impasse.
Dr Okono-Iweala is hitting the ground running with her first day on the job in Geneva conciding with the annual meeting of the WTO’s General Council.
She said she is coming into one of the most important institutes in the World and have a lot of work to do.
One of the first tasks for the sixty-six years-old Nigeria former Finance Minister will be to nominate four new deputy directors to help recharge the orgnaisation’s negotiating mechanism.