WTO DG: Happy to be in the final round, Okonjo-Iweala thanks Buhari, Nigerians for support

WTO DG: Happy to be in the final round, Okonjo-Iweala thanks Buhari, Nigerians for support

- Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has emerged as one of the finalists selected for the World Trade Organization DG position

- The former Nigerian minister thanked President Buhari and citizens of the country for their support in the race for the position of the DG

- Okonjo-Iweala expressed her gratitude following her confirmation as one of the final candidates by the international organisation

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Nigeria's two-time minister of finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has thanked President Muhammadu Buhari and Nigerians for their support in her bid to become the director-general of the World Trade Organisation (WTO).

Okonjo-Iweala made this known via her official Twitter page on Thursday, October 8, after the WTO confirmed her as one of the top two candidates for the organisation’s DG position.

WTO DG: Happy to be in the final round, Okonjo-Iweala thanks Buhari, Nigerians for support
Nigeria's former minister of finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is one of the two finalists for WTO DG position. Photo credit: Devex
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She tweeted:

“Happy to be in the final round of the @wto DG campaign. Thanks, WTO members for your continued support of my candidacy.”

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“I could not have made it without the prayers and support of all Nigerians and friends around the world. Thank you @MBuhari and all my friends. Aluta continua!”

It would be recalled that President Buhari's nomination of Okonjo-Iweala as a candidate for the position of the director-general was accepted by the international organisation on Tuesday, June 9, after it stated that nominations for the office were still open.

WTO had selected two final candidates to advance to the final round in the race to appoint its director-general.

The candidates who made the final list are Okonjo-Iweala and South Korea’s Yoo Myung-hee.

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Earlier, Legit.ng reported that a former prime minister of the United Kingdom (UK), Gordon Brown, lent his support to Okonjo-Iweala, arguing that she is just the right person for the job.

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Brown argued that the former minister has produced positive results even in the toughest of jobs across the world and is, therefore, for fit for the much-contested position.

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