Okonjo- Iweala Debunks Reports Linking Her to WTO Job

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Nigeria’s Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister for the Economy, Dr Ngozi Okonjo Iweala ha debunked reports linking  her to a future role as head of the World Trade Organization, WTO.

Paul C Nwabuikwu, Senior Special Assistant to the minister issued a statement this afternoon “in response to recent speculations and enquiries linking the Coordinating Minister for the Economy and Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala to a future role as head of the World Trade Organisation (WTO)”

He said there was no truth in the speculations. “For the avoidance of doubt, Dr Okonjo-Iweala is not a candidate for the leadership of the WTO. She has also not expressed any interest whatsoever in the position.”

It could be recalled that Okonjo Iweala sought to become  President of the World Bank  a few months ago but she  lost  the battle to Jim Yong Kim ,a candidate anointed by the United States.

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