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WTO Ambassador: Northern Agenda Continues, as Buhari Picks Adamu

To no surprise, President Muhammadu Buhari has picked Abdulhamid Adamu as the World Trade Organisation, WTO Ambassador, as part of plans to further the Northern Agenda.

Before his appointment, Adamu was the acting Head and Charge d’Affaires of Nigeria Trade Office to the WTO in Geneva, Switzerland.

A letter from the office of the Chief of Staff, Presidency, Prof Ibrahim Gambari, addressed to the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Otunba Adeniyi Adebayo, revealed the message of Adamu’s appointment. 

It was, however, disclosed in a statement issued to journalists yesterday in Abuja by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment, Dr Nasir Sani-Gwarzo, which clearly stated that Adamu would represent Nigeria in Geneva for four years.

The Trade’s Minister urged the new ambassador to cooperate with the Director-General of the organisation, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, and other WTO members.

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The newly appointed WTO Ambassador, Abdulhamid Adamu, was also charged to work with other related international organisations to move Nigeria’s trade to the next level in the global organisation.

For the record, Abdulhamid Adamu is a holder of MSc Economics and International Development, Clermont Ferrand University, France; Master in Business Management and Leadership, London Graduate School, UK.

He has a Doctorate of International Relations and Economic Diplomacy, Commonwealth University, London, UK, and has “acquired 28 years working experience on World Trade matters and Trade Negotiations.” The statement partly states.

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