BREAKING: Okonjo-Iweala Elected WTO DG

 Former Minister of Finance under ex president Goodluck Jonathan and Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala was on Wednesday elected Director General of the World Trade Organisation, WTO. 

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, who is Nigeria’s nominee for the office of the director-general of the WTO  was declared winner after polling 104 votes. 

She polled 104 votes from 164 member countries to defeat how South Korea’s trade minister at the final stage of the race, becoming the first female DG in the history of the trading bloc. 

 The official announcement is expected to be made by the WTO at 3pm Nigerian time.

Dr Okonjo-Iweala was also a former Managing Director of the World Bank. 

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