Election holds 2021 in Geneva
President Muhammadu Buhari has nominated the former Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, as Nigeria’s candidate for the position of the Director General of the World Trade Organisation.
First News learnt that the country earlier nominated her Permanent Representative to WTO, Yonov Frederick Agah, for the position, but later withdrew him.
It was gathered that the Federal Government later officially announced the withdrawal of Agah’s nomination and his replacement with Okonjo-Iweala in a Diplomatic Note no 146/2020 by the Embassy of Nigeria and Permanent Mission to the African Union and United Nations Economic Commission for Africa to all embassies and permanent missions in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
First News further learnt that if Okonjo-Iweala wins the election into the office of the WTO director general in 2021 in Geneva, Switzerland, she will serve a three-year term, which will lapse in 2024.