Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo Iweala has emerged the new Director-General of the world’s only global international organization dealing with the rules of trade between nations, the World Trade Organisation(WTO).
In an election in Wednesday, October 28, 2020, alongside South Korea’s representative, Yoo Myung-Hee, Ngozi pulled 104 votes out of 164 countries in the organisation to emerge as the winner despite Amerca’s opposition to her bid.
Ngozi, a former Minister of Finance with during President Goodluck Johnathan’s administration had gotten recommendations from World Leaders and international organisations, making her the first African and woman to occupy the position of Director-General of the World Trade Organisation.
She takes over from the current Director-General, Mr Roberto Azevêdo of Brazil, who had announced he will step down on 31 August 2020.
The World Trade Organisation is expected to make the announcement this evening.