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Nigeria’s ex-finance minister Okonjo-Iweala finally appointed as WTO DG

Nigeria's ex-finance minister Okonjo-Iweala finally appointed as WTO DG

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Nigeria’s former minister, has been finally appointed as the next director-general of the World Trade Organization (WTO).

The former minister of finance is the first woman and the first African to head the international organisation

According to a brief statement released by the WTO via its verified Twitter page, Okonjo-Iweala was appointed following the decision taken at a special meeting of the General Council on Monday, February 15.

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Her term officially starts on Monday, March 1, 2021.

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