The World Trade Organisation (WTO) has granted the nomination of Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as one of the candidates for the office of the director-general of the organisation.

The organisation said on its verified website that. “Nigeria, on 9 June 2020, nominated Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala for the post of WTO Director-General to succeed the current Director-General, Mr Roberto Azev√™do, who declared to step down on 31 August 2020."

When President Muhammadu Buhari nominate Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala for the World Trade Organisation (WTO) top job, Egypt lodged an Attack.

Egypt disagreed that the executive decision of the African Union (AU) which had set a guideline of November 30, 2019 for African countries to nominate candidates had break the rules.

They believed Iweala’s nomination was late and should not be accepted.

But WTO disclosed on Tuesday that nominations are still open till July 8, 2020.

WTO said, “According to the timetable announced by the Chair of the General Council, David Walker, the nomination period will close on 8 July 2020."

“Shortly after the nomination period has closed, candidates will be invited to meet with members at a special General Council meeting, present their views and take questions from the membership”.

Okonjo-Iweala is receiving Barton from Yonov Frederick Agah is Nigeria’s ambassador/permanent representative to the WTO.

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