FG appeals to WTO to endorse Okonjo-Iweala

The Federal Governorment has entreated the World Trade Organisation (WTO) to endorse Nigeria’s Nomination, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala to be Director-General of the organisation.


While speaking to reporters in the federal capital: Abuja, Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment, Mrs Mariam Katagum, stated this describing her as “the best choice for the job”.

“The WTO currently faces a lot of problems and confronting these challenges necessarily requires building trust among the membership especially as the problems are not solely of a technical nature.

“Only a DG with the requisite political and negotiating skills coupled with multilateral experience, can ensure deep engagement of the Members in order to restore trust and build a truly efficient organisation.
Dr Iweala’s qualities and experience in managing multilateral issues, in trade facilitation and negotiation, as well as brokering deals and agreements with high political stakes, put her in good standing,” Katagum said.

She also appreciated the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the European Union (EU) for supporting Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala.

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