Nigerian-born economist and international development expert, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has expressed gratitude to world leaders who supported her on the journey to becoming the next Director General (DG) of the World Trade Organisation (WTO).
The economist, via her official Twitter handle (@NOIweala) appreciated efforts of these leaders, noting that she looked forward to finalising the process.
This comes on the heels of her securing the support of the U.S. on Friday, February 5, 2021, on her ambition to become the Director-General of the WTO.
Ngozi Iweala currently sits on the Boards of Standard Chartered Bank, Twitter, Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI), and the African Risk Capacity (ARC).
Grateful for the expression of support from the US today for DG @WTO. Congratulations to Madam Yoo of Rep. Korea for a hard fought campaign.Thank You President Muhammadu Buhari @MBuhari &all Nigerians for your unflinching support.Thank you friends. Love to my family.Glory to God.
— Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala (@NOIweala) February 5, 2021
I look forward to finalizing the process of @WTO DG. My gratitude to HE @CyrilRamaphosa, all African Heads of State, the AUC Chair. Special thanks to ECOWAS Heads of State for outstanding support. I thank @PressACP, @Miaamormottley, EU, all Officials & Leaders of WTO Members.
— Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala (@NOIweala) February 6, 2021
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