Posted on Thu 18 Feb 2021, 06:14 PM

Ejike Okpa, a Dallas based businessman and Community Engagement Practitioner, believes that the appointment of Nigeria’s former Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, as the Director General of the World Trade Organisation, has not direct value on the country of her birth. 

Mr. Okpa, a citizen of the US by choice, in a facebook post gave reasons why Dr. Iweala’s new position may just be a glorified desk job without much to offer in enhancing infrastructure development of Nigeria or the continent of Africa.

Read him below:

Posted on Mon 15 Feb 2021, 10:10 PM

Ejike Okpa is a Nigerian born American. Ejike who lives in Dallas, Texas is a Businessman and Community Development Practitioner.  He writes to shade those celebrating the appointment of Nigeria's former Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as the Director General of the World Trade Organisation.

Read him below: 

She just got another desk job to fatten her profile and paycheck. 

Neither Nigeria nor Africa will see any significant change as a result. 

Posted on Mon 15 Feb 2021, 10:31 AM

The World Trade Organization (WTO) is set to get its first leader from an African nation on Monday.

Senior Nigerian economist Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, also the first woman to assume the post, is the only remaining candidate for the troubled organization in Geneva.

Her appointment as director general at a meeting of envoys from the 164 WTO member countries is considered a mere formality.

The previous U.S. administration of President Donald Trump had blocked the appointment process by opposing Okonjo-Iweala.


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