Nigeria Nominates Okonjo-Iweala as WTO Director-General



Ana Monteiro | Bloomberg

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari nominated Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as the nation’s candidate to be director-general of the World Trade Organization.

Tolu Ogunlesi, an assistant to the president of Africa’s biggest economy, announced the nomination on his Twitter account.

Brazilian Director-General Roberto Azevedo in May said he plans to step down from the 25-year-old WTO at the end of August, a year before his term ends, saying it’s the best way to avoid more chaos at the alliance, which has already been hobbled by attacks from President Donald Trump and the start of a global recession.

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