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Okonjo-Iweala Nominated For A New Role By President Buhari

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala’s nomination for the role of director-general of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) has been approved by the President of Nigeria, President Buhari.

President Buahri’s media aide, Bashir Ahmaad confirmed this news on micro-blogging site, Twitter.

This comes after Buhari had earlier nominated Nigeria’s permanent representative to WTO, Yono Frederick Agah for the same appointment.

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An election has become necessary after the the former director-general of the organisation, Roberto Azevedo, stepped down a year to the end of his second term.

The election will be held in Geneva, Switzerland in 2021 and whoever wins will have a four year term.

Currently, Okonjo-Iweala is the chairperson of the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI).

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