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Okonjo-Iweala Makes First Visit To Nigeria As WTO Director-General

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The Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has made her first visit to since she assumed office.

She was received upon her arrival in the country on Saturday by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment, .

told reporters in Abuja, the nation’s capital that her visit to was to show appreciation to President Muhammadu for the support accorded her.

She also hinted that discussion on how can her position to benefit from trans-national trade formed part of her visit to the country.

’s visit to comes about a month after she was confirmed as the Director-General of the global trade organisation.

As the first woman and first African to lead the international body, her term began on March 1 and would last until the next four years.

The term, which is renewable, will expire on August 31, 2025.

, 66, was nominated as ’s candidate to lead the by President Muhammadu in June 2020.

She is a -American economist and international development expert who has a 25-year career at the World Bank, scaling the to the second top position of Managing Director, Operations.

The Delta State-born economist served two terms as the minister of finance under former Presidents and respectively.

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