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WTO DG: Nigeria won’t backdown – Garba Shehu



THE federal government has reiterated its commitment to ensuring that Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala wins the race to become Director-General of World Trade Organisation (WTO).

Speaking to the media yesterday, the Senior Special Adviser to the President on Media, Garba Shehu, stated that no stone will be left unturned as Okonjo-Iweala moves to make history.

The spokesman said President Buhari had been reaching out to world leaders on the matter.

“President Buhari has been talking to all world leaders. At some point, Ngozi had a list of those to be talked to, so President Buhari talked to them; some to thank for being so strong in their support, some may be to be encouraged to firm up their support for her candidacy and we are seeing the result of this,” Shehu stated.

Though the president’s special media aide was not certain if Buhari had recently spoken to President Donald Trump regarding Okonjo-Iweala’s candidacy, he, however, noted that the Buhari-led government is determined to see that Okonjo-Iweala will be the first African to clinch the DG position at the World Trade Organisation (WTO).

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