Okonjo-Iweala debunks WTO DG reports


A former Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, on Thursday said she had not yet whether director-general of the World Trade Organisation.

She made the clarification in a statement by her media adviser, Paul Nwabuikwu.

It reads: "The race for the WTO director-general is still very much on.

Contrary to inaccurate information released online by an unidentified source, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has not yet been declared winner.

As announced by WTO, the former managing director of the World Bank and South Korea’s Yoo Myung-hee are the final two contestants left in the race.

The winner should be announced in two to three weeks.

That remains the correct position.

Dr Okonjo-Iweala is appreciative and energised by the enthusiastic support of Nigerians.

And she is urging all to keep praying until the final whistle."