The new Director-General of the World Trade Organisation, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has arrived in Nigeria on a one-week visit. She arrived in the country at about twelve pm via Ethiopian airways.
The Director-General was received on arrival by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Trade and Investment, Nasir Sani-Gwarzo.
She is to meet with the President, his Chief of staff as well as the Foreign affairs and Finance ministers on Monday.
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Dr. Ngozi, who happens to be the first female and first African World Trade Organization’s Chief, will also hold talks with the Presidential Taskforce on Covid19, the Central Bank Governor and captains of industry, during her stay.
Before becoming the WTO’s boss, she had served closed to 25 years at various positions with the World Bank. She was also a former Finance Minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is a Nigerian-American economist and international development expert who has served since March 1, 2021 as Director-General of the World Trade Organization.