Nigeria’s Gbajabiamila Congratulates Okonjo-Iweala on Emergence as WTO Director General

The Speaker of the House of Representatives Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila has congratulated Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala on her emergence as the Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO).

Gbajabiamila said Dr Okonjo-Iweala’s unanimous confirmation by the General Council of the WTO to head the body is a testament to her years of experience in the financial sector at home and abroad.

The Speaker pointed out that the former two-time Finance Minister of Nigeria comes to office with a wealth of experience spanning several decades, and her track record speaks volumes.

With her pedigree, he believes she would take the World Trade Organization to enviable heights during her term as the DG.

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Gbajabiamila, elated by the news of Okonjo-Iweala’s emergence, said her confirmation has once again proved that Nigeria has experts that can compete favourably both at home and abroad.

As the first female and first African to head the WTO, the former Finance Minister and ex-World Bank Director comes to the office just in the nick of time.

Gbajabiamila, while calling on the new WTO DG to make Nigeria and Africa proud, wished her a successful tenure in office.

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