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House of Reps endorse Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala for DG, WTO

The House of Representative has endorsed Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala for the position of Director-General of the World Trade Organisation.

The lawmakers endorsed Okonjo-Iweala at the plenary on Tuesday, following the unanimous adoption of a motion moved by the Minority Leader, Ndudi Elumelu.

Adopting the motion, the house resolved that “the House unanimously endorses the candidature of Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala for the position of the Director-General of the World Trade Organisation for the period of 2021-2025.”

The green chambers of the National Assembly also commended ECOWAS Authority of Heads of States and Governments for their strong endorsement, while urging the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), to further rally other African leaders to support her bid as the DG of WTO.

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