Nigeria Triumphs As Okonji-Iweala Is Elected WTO Boss

FMR FIN MIN &CME Dr OKONJO-IWEALA SPEAKS ON HER NEW BOOK 1. Former Coordinating Minister of the Economy speaking on her new book "Fighting Corruption is Dangerous" during the book signing at the Politics and Prose Wharf Bookshop Washington DC, April 24 2018. PHOTO; ChakamImages

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Nigeria’s nominee for the office of the director-general of the World Trade Organisation, has emerged winner of the highly competitive race.

The former minister polled 104 votes from 164 member countries to defeat her South Korea’s trade minister  opponent, at the final stage of the race.

She has broken many records, including becoming the first African to occupy win that office at the WTO.

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