The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has tossed its weight behind the candidature of previous Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala for the top employment of the World Trade Organization (WTO).
The local body guaranteed that no African has taken on the situation of Director-General of the Organization since its creation on first January 1995.
An announcement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs unveiled that the choice has the gift of its most noteworthy body, the ECOWAS authority of Heads of States and Government.
The body approached other African nations just as non-African nations to embrace her candidature.
The announcement peruses: “The Ministry of Foreign Affairs wishes to advise that the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government have embraced the candidature of Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala for the situation of Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO), for the period 2021-2025.
“The peak body noticed that since the formation of the WTO on 1 January 1995, which is a replacement to the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) set up on 1 January 1948, no African has taken on the situation of Director-General of the Organization.
“The ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government embraced the Candidate of Nigeria taking note of “Her long periods of administrative involvement with the top echelons of multilateral organizations, her set up notoriety as an intrepid reformer, her great arranging and political aptitudes, her experience of more than 30 years as a Development Economist with a long standing enthusiasm for exchange, her magnificent scholastic capabilities, her situations as Managing Director World Bank, and as of now as Board Chair Gavi, and AU Special Envoy to Mobilize Financial Resources for the battle against Covid19″.
“The body approached other African nations just as non-African nations to support her candidature. “