Okonjo-Iweala gets congratulatory message from UK over WTO appointment

The British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing has reacted to Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala’s emergence as the Director-General of the WTO.

Recall that AmbrosyMediaInfo reported that Dr Okonjo-Iweala was able to scale through the screening processes to become the new WTO Director General and is to commence her tenure on the 1st of March 2021.

Her appointment was confirmed at a special meeting of the General Council, following a selection process that included eight candidates from around the world.

The British High Commissioner, Laing in a congratulatory message on her Twitter account, said she was delighted to hear the good news.

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“So delighted to hear this now confirmed. @NOIweala is the best possible leader for @wto at the most challenging of times.

“It feels so good to have a Nigerian woman in this top job. Congratulations,” she wrote.

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