WTO DG: Okonjo-Iweala Reacts To ECOWAS Endorsement

ECOWAS had in a statement by its president, Mahamadou Issoufou, on Monday endorsed Okonjo-Iweala for the position of director-general of the World Trade Organisation (WTO).

Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala was the economy/finance minister in former president Jonathan's cabinet / Photo credit: foreignaffairs.com
Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala was the economy/finance minister in former president Jonathan's cabinet / Photo credit: foreignaffairs.com

Former Nigerian Minister of finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has reacted to Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) endorsement for her for the position of director-general of the World Trade Organisation (WTO).

ECOWAS had in a statement by its president, Mahamadou Issoufou, on Monday endorsed Okonjo-Iweala for the position of director-general of the World Trade Organisation (WTO).

The regional body called on other African countries as well as non-African countries to endorse her candidature, adding that since the creation of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) on 1 January 1995 no African had assumed the position of Director-General of the Organisation.

Reacting to her endorsement by ECOWAS via her official twitter account on Monday, Okonjo-Iweala, appreciated the commission for supporting her candidacy.

She said, “A big thank you to the Economic Community of West African States @ecowas_cedeao for supporting my candidacy for DG @wto.”

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