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Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Was Not Muhammadu Buhari’s First Choice

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Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Was Not Muhammadu Buhari Ngozi 's First Choice

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala was not President Muhammadu Buhari‘s first choice for World Trade Organisation’s top job. 

Naija News NG can report that Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala was not Muhammadu Buhari’s first choice nominee to contest for the position of director-general of the World Trade Organisation (WTO). Buhari first nominated Nigeria’s permanent representative to WTO, Yono Frederick Agah but his nomination was later withdrawn.

Buhari’s new media aide , Bashir Ahmaad, confirmed the news on Twitter Thursday night :

“President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the nomination of Ngozi Okonjo Iweala, former coordinating minister for the economy, for the position of director-general of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), The Cable reports.”

The election will hold in Geneva, Switzerland in 2021.

The four-year term would then run from 2021 to 2025, after the former director-general of the organisation, Roberto Azevedo, stepped down a year to the end of his second term.

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala presently chairs the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI) and also sits on the board of Twitter.

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