Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Nigerian candidate contesting for the post of the Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), has scaled through to last stage as three other unlucky candidates have fallen out of the race due to their inability to secure enough votes.
This was disclosed on Tuesday, 7th October 2020, as Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, and South Korea’s Yoo Myung-hee have gotten to the final round of selection to become the next director-general of the World Trade Organization (WTO).
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, also a former Nigerian foreign minister, is an economist and development specialist now serving as board chair for global vaccine alliance, Gavi.
She has said the World Trade Organization WTO should play a role in helping poorer countries access COVID-19 drugs and vaccines.
The initial pool of eight candidates to replace Brazilian Roberto Azevedo, who stepped down as WTO director-general in August–a year ahead of schedule, was narrowed down to five last month. The organization motive is to find a successor by early November.