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.