Reps endorse Okonjo Iweala’s candidacy as DG of WTO
The House of Representatives has endorsed the candidacy of Ngozi Okonjo Iweala as the Director-General of the World Trade Organisation, describing her as very qualified.
The resolution to support her followed a motion of urgent public importance raised by the minority leader, Ndudi Elumelu at plenary on Tuesday.
The lawmakers also urged President Buhari to rally other African leaders in support of her candidacy.
Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar also endorsed the former Finance Minister on Saturday, saying her “experience and the enormous related works she has done confirms without equivocation that her leadership shall be a blessing to the WTO and the world”.
In a video posted on her Twitter handle on July 9, Okonjo-Iweala described the WTO as an organization that has become more important than ever.
According to her, with the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the world needs to come together using trade to build a better society.