BREAKING: Okonjo-Iweala emerge WTO DG

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Nigeria former Finance Minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has emerged as the Director-General, World Trade Organization, WTO.

Iweala emerged the winner after 104 member countries out of 164 voted for her to defeat her opponent, South Korea’s trade minister, Yoo Myung-hee.

With the development, Okonjo-Iweala has become the first African and first female to occupy the office.

Recall that 79 countries supported her candidature. In a virtual press conference last Friday, she said the 55-man African Union, AU, officially endorsed her over her South Korea opponent, Yoo Myung-hee

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