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WTO: Nigeria And The Entire African Continent Are Happy About U.S Position On Okonjo-Iweala- Buhari

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WTO: Nigeria And The Entire African Continent Are Happy About U.S Position On Okonjo-Iweala- Buhari

WTO: President, Muhammadu Buhari, on Saturday, welcomed the pronouncement of the Office of the United States Trade Representative, signifying withdrawal of the country’s objection to the emergence of Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as Director-General of the World Trade Organisation.

Buhari made his position known on his twitter handle, as well as in a statement signed by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, titled, ‘President Buhari welcomes US acceptance of Okonjo-Iweala’s imminent WTO leadership’. 

“Today, we see that the United States stands with Nigeria and Africa with the acceptance of our widely respected citizen, Okonjo-Iweala, to lead the WTO.

“We welcome the decision of the new U.S administration to remove the last obstacle in the path of Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala to becoming the first female and the first person of African descent to lead the World Trade Centre (WTO).

“Nigeria and the entire African continent are happy about this new U.S position, which signifies a shift and an important turnaround in the relations between our continent and the United States under the Biden administration.

“We look forward to working very closely with the new U.S administration on this and all issues of common interests, especially in such areas as accelerated economic growth, fight against terrorism and deepening progress on development issues.”

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