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WTO: Buhari, Okonjo-Iweala meet inside Aso Rock

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President Muhammadu Buhari and a former Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, are currently meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Okonjo-Iweala is in the race to become the Director-General of the World Trade Organisation.

She was led to the meeting with the President by the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Niyi Adebayo; Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Zubair Dada; and the Minister of State, Industry Trade and Investment, Maryam Katagun.

Okonjo-Iweala, 66, has a 25-year career behind her as a development economist at the World Bank, eventually becoming its number two.

She is also on Twitter’s board of directors and is a special envoy for the World Health Organization’s COVID-19 fight.

If Okonjo-Iweala wins, she would become the first African to lead the global trade body in its 25-year history.

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