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BREAKING: Buhari Speaks To European Council Over Okonjo-Iweala’s WTO Bid

President Muhammadu Buhari has on Friday held a video conference with Mr Charles Michel, President of the European Council, to roll support Nigeria’s Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as the next Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO).

During the call, EU reiterated Europe’s support for Okonjo-Iweala to become the next head of WTO.

This was contained in a statement signed by Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President on Media & Publicity on Friday, stating that President Buhari “is leading Nigeria’s charge for Okonjo-Iweala, the country’s former Minister of Finance, to emerge as the first Black and female WTO DG.”
President Buhari thanked the European Council for its support for Nigeria’s candidate.
Read other parts of the discussion as contained in the statement below:
“Also discussed during the conference were issues bordering on debt relief for Africa, EU-African relations and recharge of the Lake Chad, which has currently shrunk to less than one-third of its usual size, and throwing about 130 million people who depend on the Lake into dire straits.”
“Recharge of the Lake Chad is an issue the Nigerian President had vigorously canvassed at diverse global fora in recent time.
President Buhari expressed appreciation to Mr Michel for expected positive developments on the issues.”

Adesola Ikulajolu

Adesola is a Multiple Award-Winning Freelance Journalist.
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