The appointment came after new United States President Joe Biden endorsed her candidacy, which had been blocked by former President Donald Trump.
Our very own made-in Nigeria Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala was appointedyesterday Monday to head the leading international trade body as it seeks to resolve disagreements over how it decides cases involving billions in sales and thousands of jobs.
Okonjo-Iweala, 66, was appointed director-general of the World Trade Organization by representatives of the 164 member countries, according to a statement from the body.
“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,” she said.
On Monday, the US delegate to the WTO said he was “eager” to work with Okonjo-Iweala.