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Peter Obi backs Okonjo-Iweala for WTO job

The Vice Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the last election, Mr. Peter Obi, has declared his support for Nigeria’s Former Finance Minister, Dr. Mrs Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala following her nomination for the post of Director-General of World Trade Organisation (WTO).

In a statement released to the media, Mr. Obi stated that Mrs. Okonjo-Iweala had the knowledge, skills, exposure and experience to successfully direct the affairs of the organization.

 Speaking of her numerous international appointments, Peter Obi said Okonjo-Iweala has been a big player on the international stage on financial matters, and her leadership of the WTO would be fruitful.

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The current WTO Director-General, Roberto Azevêdo, had earlier announced that he would step down on August 31, 2020, consequent upon which President Muhammadu Buhari nominated Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala for the position.

Other nominees for the post included: Mr. Jesús Seade Kuri of Mexico, Mr. Abdel-Hamid Mamdouh of Egypt, Mr Tudor Ulianovschi of Moldova, Ms Amina C. Mohamed of Kenya, Mr Mohammad Maziad Al-Tuwaijiri of Saudi Arabia and Dr Liam Fox of the United Kingdom.