Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has thumbed up for the administration of the new president of the United States, Joe Biden for removing the last obstacle for the emergence of Ngozi Okonji Iweala as the next director general of World Trade Organisation.
The battle had been on prior to the presidental election of the United States where Joe Biden defeated former President Donald Trump in the controversial election.
Prior to losing the election has rejected the candidacy of Iweala but 98 percent of the countries has given their blessings to Iweala with the exclusion of South Korea whose candidate was in the race and the United States of America.
Since US rejected her and the entire insistence of South Korea, the matter had remained in a stand still. But a few days back, the South Korean candidate pulled out and the United States new president gave his blessing to Iweala, hence paving the way for her emergence.
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We welcome the decision of the new U.S administration to remove the last obstacle in the path of Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala to becoming the first female and the first person of African descent to lead the World Trade Organization (WTO).
Nigeria and the entire African continent are happy about this new U.S position, which signifies a shift and an important turnaround in the relations between our continent and the United States under the Biden administration.
Today, we see that the United States stands with Nigeria and Africa with the acceptance of our widely respected citizen, Okonjo-Iweala, to lead the WTO.
We look forward to working very closely with the new U.S administration on this and all issues of common interests, especially in such areas as accelerated economic growth, fight against terrorism and deepening progress on development issues.