The Federal government has on Friday given an update on the aspiration of Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala to become the Director-General of the World Trade Organization, WTO.
In a statement signed by Ferdinand Nwoye, the Spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, it was stated that the third round and final round of the selection process of the DG of the WTO was concluded on Tuesday 27th October.
Also, the Ministry noted that the result for the selection was announced on Wednesday, October 28, 2020.
According to the Ministry, Okonjo-Iweala has secured the support of the majority of the member countries.
However, the Ministry said she is yet to be declared and returned the winner because all the 164 member state of WTO were expected to adopt the winner by consensus.
The Ministry further explained that Okonjo-Iweala has secured cross-regional backing with only the United States opposing the consensus.
Meanwhile, it was stated that a meeting of the General Council of the WTO has been scheduled for November 9 for the final decision on the election process.
The Ministry opined that Nigeria will continue to engage relevant stakeholders to ensure that the lofty aspiration of her candidate to lead the World Trade Organization is realised.
See below a copy of the statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.