Dr Okonjo-Iweala has been appointed as the Director-General of the WTO.
WTO confirmed her appointment at a special meeting of the General Council, following a selection process that included eight candidates from around the world.
The tweet read: “Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala from Nigeria is appointed as the next WTO Director-General.
“Her term starts on the 1st of March 2021.”
Dr. Okonjo-Iweala becomes the first woman and the first African to lead the WTO.
BREAKING: Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala makes history, confirmed as WTO DG