United State of America Endorses Ngozi Okonjo-iweala for WTO Director-General
Joe-Harris Administration endorses Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala for WTO Director-General
Joe-Harris- administration, has successfully favored Ngozi Okonjo-iweala; Nigeria’s former minister of finance was recently endorsed by the United States government for the office of the Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO).
In October 2020, about 110 World Trade Organization member countries voted out of 164 in favor of Okonjo-Iweala to lead the world trade organization. However, the Trump administration did not vote in her favor.
Not quite long, Luck shine upon the 66 years old former Nigerian ministry of finance ever since the just emerged President of United State of America Joe Biden and his vice Kamala Harris recently endorsed her after several delays and rejection from Trump Administration that hinged her endorsement denial upon Consensus and her lack of hands-on real trade experience.
The endorsement came shortly after her only opponent in the race Yoo Myung-hee of South Korea, withdrew from the contest.
In a statement issued from the office of the United States Trade Representative, it was said that Biden-Harris Administration is highly pleased to support the world trade Organisation candidacy of Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala.
“The United States takes note of today’s decision by the Republic of Korea’s Trade Minister Yoo Myung-hee to withdraw her candidacy for Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO),” the statement from the U.S government reads.
“The Biden-Harris Administration is pleased to express its strong support for the candidacy of Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-lweala as the next Director-General of the WTO.
“Dr. Okonjo-Iweala brings a wealth of knowledge in economics and international diplomacy from her 25 years with the World Bank and two terms as Nigerian Finance Minister.
“She is widely respected for her effective leadership and has proven experience managing a large international organization with a diverse membership,” As declared in the endorsement statement.
This endorsement serves as a leveled ground for her path into being announced as the Director-General of the World Trade Organization.
If she won, she would be the first black woman, the first black person, the first woman, and the first African to lead the 26 years old Multilateral Trade Organisation from 2021-2025.
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala went further to show her gratitude towards the Joe-harris administration over their endorsement on her Twitter account after the news of the U.S endorsement dropped on social media.
“Grateful for the expression of support from the US today for DG @WTO. Congratulations to Madam Yoo of Rep. Korea for a hard-fought campaign. Thank You President Muhammadu Buhari @MBuhari & all Nigerians for your unflinching support. Thank you, friends. Love to my family. Glory to God,” Okonjo-Iweala shared in a tweet after news of the U.S endorsement hit cyberspace.
Author: isaacoed buchi jamie