Nigerian set for WTO top job

THE path has cleared for powerful Nigerian Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala to become the first African and the first woman to head the World Trade Organisation (WTO).

Yesterday her rival South Korean Yoo Myung-hee withdrew from the race.

Okonjo-Iweala said she was looking forward to the conclusion of the selection process following the withdrawal of Myung-hee.

“Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala congratulates Yoo Myung-hee on her long campaign and welcomes South Korea’s commitment to rebuilding and enhancing multilateralism,” she said via a spokeswoman. “There is vital work ahead to do together.”

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