The Director General of the World Trade Organization, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has received the letter of credence of Dr. Adamu Mohammed Abdulhamid, as the new Nigeria’s Ambassador to the World Trade Organization.
The submission of the letter, which held on Wednesday at the WTO General Council meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, was attended by two other Ambassadors of Nigeria to UN and Consular issues in Bern.
President Muhammdu Buhari had few weeks ago approved the appointment of Abdulhamid, as the new Nigeria’s Ambassador to the World Trade Organization.
The appointment was contained in a letter sent by the Office of the Chief-of-Staff to the President, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari to the Minister of Industry Trade and Investment, Niyi Adebayo.
The statement read in part, “The President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR has approved the appointment Dr. Adamu Mohammed Abdulhamid, as the new Nigeria’s Ambassador to the World Trade Organization (WTO), Geneva Switzerland for a period of (4) four years.”
Adebayo had charged the new Ambassador to work together with Okonjo-Iweala, members of WTO and other International Organizations including the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, International Trade Centre and World Intellectual Property Organization to move Nigeria’s trade to the next level in the global organization.
Until his appointment, Adamu, was the Acting Head Chargé d’ Affaires of Nigeria Trade Office to the WTO, Geneva, Switzerland.