Tag: Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex write about Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

The Director General of the World Trade Organization, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala was announced TIME Magazine’s most influential person in the world late Wednesday along with other influential world leaders. Mrs Iweala, Nigeria’s former Finance Minister during the administrations of Goodluck Jonathan and Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, was honored by Prince Harry[Read More…]

WTO DG Okonjo-Iweala announces her four Deputy Directors-General

Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala today (4 May) announced the appointment of Angela Ellard of the United States, Anabel González of Costa Rica, Ambassador Jean-Marie Paugam of France and Ambassador Xiangchen Zhang of China as her four Deputy Directors-General. “I am very pleased to announce the appointment of four new Deputy Directors-General[Read More…]

Without Buhari’s support, I may not have been the DG of WTO – Okonjo-Iweala

The newly appointed Director-General of the World Trade Organisation, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has praised President Muhammadu Buhari for the role he played to guarantee her election. She said this to Mr Buhari in a meeting in Abuja on Monday. Mrs Okonjo-Iweala was confirmed as the Director-General of the World Trade Organisation[Read More…]

‘Help us facilitate trade under AfCFTA’ Finance Minister asks Okonjo-Iweala

The Federal Government has tabled requests to the Director-General of the World Trade Organization, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala with the transition from fossil oil to gas dependent economy topping the list. It also asked the WTO to assist the country in facilitating trade under the African Continental Free Trade Agreement to[Read More…]

‘The first thing I’m focused on, is COVID-19’ Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala says

Director-General of the World Trade Organisation, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has called for a technology transfer when it comes to COVID-19 vaccines. In an exclusive interview with CNN’s Richard Quest, Okonjo-Iweala discussed how coronavirus vaccine distribution is her top priority in order to open up world trade. According to her, the world[Read More…]

WTO: Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala reacts to US endorsement

The incoming Director General of the World Trade Organisation, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, on Friday expressed appreciation to everyone who has contributed to the success of her campaign for the WTO top job. It became clear earlier on Friday that Mrs Okonjo-Iweala, a former finance minister and World Bank executive, would[Read More…]

Breaking: Coast is now clear for Okonjo-Iweala as South Korea’s WTO Candidate withdraws

Yoo Myung-hee, the South Korean candidate for the World Trade Organisation (WTO) director-general position, has officially withdrawn her candidacy. Her withdrawal from the race means that, Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is now the sole candidate left. Yoo Myung-hee is South Korea’s trade minister and was until now, candidate for the top[Read More…]

Nigeria will ensure Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala emerges WTO DG; Federal Government vows

The Federal Government says Nigeria will continue to engage relevant stakeholders to ensure the emergence of Dr Ngozi Okono-Iweala as the next Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO). A spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ferdinand Nwonye, gave the assurance in a statement on Thursday in Abuja. He[Read More…]

Just In: Buhari meets WTO Candidate Okonjo-Iweala inside Aso Rock

The President Muhammadu Buhari, and a former Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, are currently meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Okonjo-Iweala is in the race to become the Director-General of the World Trade Organisation. She was led to the meeting with the President by the Minister of Industry, Trade and[Read More…]

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala takes American citizenship

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, a two-time minister of finance in Nigeria, is now a US citizen.  According to Bloomberg, Okonjo-Iweala, who is running for the office of the director-general of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), took US citizenship in 2019. Most of the candidates running for the office of the DG at WTO[Read More…]