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, 03:59 PM

The former Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has been appointed as the Director-General of the World Trade Organisation.

Okonjo-Iweala, whose tenure begins March 1, is the first woman and the first African to lead the international trade body.

The term, which is renewable, will expire on August 31, 2025.

“This is a very significant moment for the WTO,” said General Council Chair David Walker of New Zealand who, together with co-facilitators Amb. Dacio Castillo (Honduras) and Amb. Harald Aspelund (Iceland) led the nine-month DG selection process.

Posted on Fri 5 Feb 2021, 01:39 PM

South Korean trade minister Yoo Myung-hee on Friday abandoned her bid to become head of the World Trade Organization, Seoul said, clearing the way for Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala to become the global body’s first woman and first African director-general.

Yoo had consulted with the United States — her prime backer — and other major countries and “decided to renounce her candidacy”, South Korea’s trade ministry said in a statement.


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