WHO Appoints Nigeria’s Okonjo-Iweala As COVID-19 Special Envoy
Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is set to become the new director-general of the World Trade Organisation.

According to Reuters, a key group of WTO ambassadors proposed Okonjo-Iweala to lead the trade organisation on Wednesday, clearing a path for her to become the first woman and African to head the global watchdog in its 25-year history.

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The official announcement is, however, expected to be made by the WTO later today.