The All Progressives Congress has congratulated Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala on her confirmation as Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO), becoming the first woman and the first African to lead the global trade body.

In a statement by the Secretary of the APC Caretaker and Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee,Sen. John James Akpan, the party acknowledged Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala’s mandate to head the WTO following broad support from members of the global trade body.

The APC expressed confident that Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, a renowned economist and Nigeria’s former finance minister, will successfully lead the needed reforms to reposition the WTO to effectively deliver on its mandate to promote open and fair trade for the benefit of all.

For marginalised groups, particularly women, the appointment of Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is a pointer that the world is fast changing and anybody can achieve any positive feat with hardwork, diligence and pursuit of excellence the statement adds.

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