Nigeria’s Ex-Finance Minister, Ngozi Okonjo Iweala, has emerged the new DG of the World Trade Organization.
Iweala polled 104 votes from 164 member countries to defeat her South Korea’s trade minister opponent, at the final stage of the race
The official announcement is expected to be made by the WTO at 3pm Nigerian time.
Below are some happy reactions from Nigerians on Twitter ;
Solomon Buchi wrote ;
Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is the first African & the first woman to head the WTO. No. She’s not the wife to the DG, she is the FIRST female DG. Omo, stop telling young girls to aim to be the presidents wife when they can be the president!!!!!!!!!
Kelechi AFC wrote ;
Congratulations Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala on your appointment as the new Director-General of the World Trade Organization
The first African and first woman to head the WTO. What an inspirational achievement. A Queen I Stan