How Nigeria’s Okonjo-Iweala Elected First Female DG in WTO’s History


More facts have emerged on how Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Nigeria’s nominee for the office of the Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), emerged winner of the highly competitive race.

Okonjo-Iweala was chosen as the final candidate for the much-coveted role. She polled 104 votes from 164 member countries to defeat South Korea’s Trade Minister, Yoo Myung-Hee at the final stage of the race.

She has broken many records, including becoming the first African to win that office at the WTO.

The official announcement is expected to be made by the WTO at 3pm Nigerian time.

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