WTO: Okonjo-Iweala needs prayers – Nigerian women

National Council of Women Societies (NCWS) has called for prayers for former Finance Minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala.

The former World Bank Managing Director is close to emerging as the new Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO).

The finance expert has been endorsed by majority of the body’s 164 member countries.

But the United States of America prefers South Korea’s Minister of Trade, Yoo Myung-hee.

A final decision will be announced on November 9.

NCWS President, Laraba Shoda, in a statement on Monday, expressed hope that Okonjo-Iweala will win the race.

“Our prayer is that come Nov. 9, Okonjo-Iweala will be declared the consensus director-general of the WTO. This will make her the first African and the first woman to occupy the position.”

Shoda called the GAVI Board Chairman, “a shining light and a beam of hope to Nigerian women, African women and to women all around the globe.’’


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