Former minister of finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala was appointed director-general of the World Trade Organization.
World Trade Organization, WTO shared this information on its Twitter handle on Monday.
It says, “BREAKING: Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala from Nigeria is appointed as the next WTO Director-General. Dr. Okonjo-Iweala makes histoyry as the first woman and the first African to lead the WTO. Her term starts on the 1st of March 2021.More details soon. #WTODG@NOIweala.”
She now becomes the first woman and also African to head the leading international trade body.