Ngozi-Okonjo-Iweala, Former Nigerian Coordinating Minister of Economy and Finance

Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Emerges WTO DG With 104 Votes

Former Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has been elected Director General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO).

Former Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has been elected Director General of the World Trade OrgaIn the final two-man race, she polled 104 votes from 164 member countries to defeat South Korea’s Trade Minister, Nigeria’s The Nation newspaper cited a source on Wednesday.

She becomes the first African to head the WTO.

The body is expected to announce her as the new DG by 3pm Nigerian time.

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