Breaking: Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala elected as WTO DG

Former Nigerian Finance Minister Dr Ngozi Okonjo -Iweala breaks twin records as she emerges winner in the contest for the position of Director General World Trade Centre.

Iweala polled 104 votes from 164 member countries to defeat her South Korea’s trade minister opponent, at the final stage of the race

This victory makes her the first African as well as first woman to occupy this position since the inception of the organization.

The official announcement is expected to be made by the WTO at 3pm Nigerian time.

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