In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 10th, June, 2020

World Commerce Organisation Accepts Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala’s Nomination As Egypt Protests

World Trade Organisation Accepts Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala's Nomination As Egypt Protests

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala


World Commerce Organisation (WTO) has ignored protest from Egypt yesterday to simply accept the nomination of Nigeria’s former Minister of Finance and former Managing Director (Operations) of the World Financial institution, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, for the place of its director basic.


Okonjo-Iweala is a favorite for the job following her spectacular resume.


The Geneva-based international commerce physique, in a three-paragraph assertion on its web site yesterday, mentioned: “Nigeria nominates Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala for submit of WTO Director-Normal.


“Nigeria, on 9 June 2020, nominated Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala for the submit of WTO Director-Normal to succeed the present Director-Normal, Mr. Roberto Azevêdo, who has introduced he’ll step down on 31 August 2020.

“Based on the timetable introduced by the Chair of the Normal Council, David Walker, the nomination interval will shut on eight July 2020.


“Shortly after the nomination interval has closed, candidates will probably be invited to fulfill with members at a particular Normal Council assembly, current their views and take questions from the membership.”


On similar day, WTO added that Egypt, which is against Okonjo-Iweala’s nomination, has nominated Mr. Abdel-Hamid Mamdouh for a similar place.


Egypt had opposed the nomination of Okonjo-Iweala on the bottom that it was belated.


The North African nation informed members of the African Union that her nomination shouldn’t be recognised.


In a letter to the African Union (AU) member-states, Egypt had contended that her nomination was out of time and subsequently breached the principles of nomination, which import they mentioned, was that Nigeria not had a candidate for the place.

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It mentioned AU member-states had been required to appoint candidates for the director basic place by November 30, 2019, over 5 months in the past, whereas the request to substitute Yonok Frederick Agah was made on June four, 2020.



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