Nigerians have congratulated Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, after emerged winner for the office of the director-general of the World Trade Organisation, has emerged winner of the highly competitive race.
Okonjo-Iweala was chosen as the final candidate for the much-coveted role. She polled 104 votes from 164 member countries to defeat how South Korea’s trade minister at the final stage of the race.
She has broken many records, including becoming the first African to occupy win that office at the WTO.
The official announcement is expected to be made by the WTO at 3pm Nigerian time.
Nigerians react by congratulating Okonjo-Iweala after emerge as the winner of WTO DG
“We congratulate one of Nigeria’s brightest, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala on her election as WTO DG. She polled 104 out of 164 votes to defeat South Korea’s Yoo Myung Hee and would be officially announced by 3pm WAT.
“This is the kind of “Just In” and “Breaking” we want to read, not Buhari experiencing shock at an event that has happened 3 days before.
Congrats ma’am @NOIweala”
“Ngozi Okonjo Iweala has emerged as the new Director-General of the WTO
The first African to take up the position!
Congrats ma’am! 💥 ”
“Congrats ma @NOIweala least some good news for the moment.”
“Yet, some illiterates still speak ill and rubbish a female child as if they are worthless! Mtchew… This is a female @NOIweala doing what a thousand men cannot do. Congrats ma. 🇳🇬 and Nigerians are so proud of you.”