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Reactions as Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala becomes first female and first African WTO DG

Former Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has been elected Director General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO).

According to the reports, she polled 104 votes from 164 member countries to defeat South Korea’s Trade Minister.

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She is now the first African and first female to head the WTO, which is a great win for Nigeria and Africa as a whole.

Following the announcement, Nigerians took to social media to hail the new DG over her latest feat and many have showed their happiness and support for her.

See some of their tweets below;

Ngozi Okonjo Iweala was the Minister of Finance under former President Goodluck Jonathan.

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