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PHOTOS: Dr Okonjo-Iweala arrives WTO headquarters as first ever female and African DG


Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala on March 1, 2021 arrived at the headquarters of the World Trade Organisation in Geneva to begin her tenure as Director-General.

The Nigerian former minister of finance was appointed WTO DG on February 15, 2021, after a selection process that lasted seven months after a selection process that lasted seven months.

Her appointment as the first woman and first African to lead the WTO has no doubt left a great mark worldwide.

The three-time minister beat seven other candidates from 164 member countries, including two Africans, to secure the seat.

Her tenure, renewable, begins on March 1, 2021, and expires on August 31, 2025.

Below are pictures from her arrival at the WTO headquarters on Monday, March 1, 2021.

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