By Victor Graham
The Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has arrived in Nigeria on a one-week working visit, that will see her hold several meetings with key players of the nation’s economy.
The 66 year old WTO boss while addressing newsmen shortly after her arrival at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja, on Saturday, explained that she is in the country to see how to assist Nigerian entrepreneurs and improve the economy.
The former Finance Minister also disclosed that in the coming days, she will meet with President Muhammadu Buhari and a number of his ministers directly involved in the nation’s economy.
The former World Bank Managing Director stated that Nigeria needs to explore its share of trade in Africa through the African Continental Free Trade Area agreement.
She said her performance as WTO boss between now and August 31, 2025, will open doors for Africans and women to lead international organisations.
Okonjo-Iweala resumed at the Geneva-based organization on March 1, 2021, after breaking a 26-year record by becoming the first female and first African director-general of the global trade and dispute settlement body.