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Okonjo-Iweala becomes first female WTO DG

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Nigeria’s former Minister of Finance , Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has been named the first female and first African head of the World Trade Organisation (WTO).

The global trade body said in a statement that
Okonjo-Iweala was officially announced at a special general meeting. It reads, “WTO members have just agreed to appoint Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as the next director-general.”
Okonjo-Iewala will take up her post on March 1.

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