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BREAKING: ECOWAS endorses Okonjo-Iwela’s candidacy for WTO DG

BREAKING: ECOWAS endorses Okonjo-Iwela’s candidacy for WTO DG

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has endorsed Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala for the position of Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO).

ECOWAS President, Mahamadou Issoufou, while communicating the organization’s decision, called on other called on other African countries to back Okonjo-Iweala, referring to her as a “fearless reformer”.

This is coming less than one week after President Buhari wrote African Union, warning it against using some questionable reasons to disqualify the Nigerian nomination.

AU Legal Council had kicked against Okonjo-Iwela nomination saying that it went against the extant rules of the body.

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