The All Progressives Congress APC has Congratulated Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala on her confirmation as Director-General of the World Trade Organization, WTO, becoming the first woman and the first African to lead the global trade body.
The APC says it is proud to note that Dr. Okonjo-Iweala’s mandate to head the WTO followed broad support from members of the global trade body.
In a statement, the Secretary, National Caretaker Committee of the party, Senator John Akpanudoedehe expressed confidence that Dr. Okonjo-Iweala, a renowned economist and Nigeria’s former finance minister, would successfully lead the needed reforms to reposition the WTO.
Senator Akpanudoedehe observed that the global COVID-19 pandemic had brought its challenges on the economies of member nation which Dr. Okonjo-Iweala had chosen to prioritise the ramping up of health and economic global efforts to combat COVID-19.
He said for the marginalised groups, particularly women, the appointment of Dr. Okonjo-Iweala was a pointer that the world is fast changing and anybody would achieve any positive feat with hardwork, diligence and pursuit of excellence.