Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, a former two-time Nigerian finance minister, was appointed Monday to be the next director-general of the World Trade Organization.
She is the first African and the first woman to lead the body, which governs trade rules between nations.
This is a path of hope for young women and girls to dream big and believe it.
In her acceptance speech, she said

“I am honoured to have been selected by WTO members as WTO Director-General,” said Dr Okonjo-Iweala. “A strong WTO is vital if we are to recover fully and rapidly from the devastation wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic. I look forward to working with members to shape and implement the policy responses we need to get the global economy going again. Our organization faces a great many challenges but working together we can collectively make the WTO stronger, more agile and better adapted to the realities of today.”

 

We congratulate her on this massive victory and wish her the best of luck in her journey as she assumes office on the 1st of March.
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