Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala launches bid for President

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Dr Ngozi Okonjo Iweala yesterday July 9, launched her bid for president of the World Trade Organisation (WTO).

“I want to bring a fresh pair of eyes and ears to the WTO” she said in the classy  1:14 secs video released on her social media pages.

She posted the video with the following caption: “Trade is a force for good, and properly harnessed can help lift millions out of poverty and bring shared prosperity. The role of World Trade Organization is more vital than ever. Let’s fight for a WTO that works for all.”

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is a Nigerian-born economist and international development expert. She sits on the Boards of Standard Chartered Bank, Twitter, Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI), and the African Risk Capacity (ARC).

Previously, Okonjo-Iweala spent a 25-year career at the World Bank as a development economist, scaling the ranks to the Number 2 position of Managing Director, Operations (2007-2011).

She also served two terms as Finance Minister of Nigeria (2003-2006, 2011-2015) under the leadership of President Olusegun Obasanjo and President Goodluck Jonathan respectively.

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