Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Receives Encomiums As She Pose to Become 1st Female DG of WTO
Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has moved to the final stage to be appointed as the first female Director-General of the World Trade Organization. However, Encomium has already started pouring for the former Nigeria Minister of finance.
The World Trade Organization earlier today announced that Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala of Nigeria and Yoo Myung-Hee from Korea are the two contestants for the position that would be moving forward.
In a tweet the World Trade body announced
“These are the candidates moving on for members’ further consideration. The result creates a historic precedent for the WTO: the 7th Director-General will become the first woman to lead the Organization. Consultations resume on 19 Oct We are in the third phase of the process to select the next WTO Director-General. The three rounds of consultations of WTO members’ preferences are designed to select the candidate most likely to attract consensus.” #WTODG https://t.co/l4viBOncSk
Although we have to wait till the 19th of October when the final candidate to head the organization would be selected, Nigerians both home and abroad are already sending n congratulatory messages and encomiums to Dr. Ngozi Okono-Iweala.
The World Trade Organization is an intergovernmental trade Organization that helps regulate international trade between countries and member countries. The WTO was founded on the 1st of January 1995. It currently has 164 countries as it’s members and its headquarters is in Geneva, Switzerland
Both Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala of Nigeria and Yoo Myung-Hee from Korea are well qualified to mane the affairs of the organization. And If any of the remaining two contestants are selected, it would be historical as it will become the first time a woman would become head of the trade organization since it’s creation in 1995.
Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, two times former Minister of Nigeria would become the 7th Director-General of the organization if selected come October 19th.