DG, WTO, Dr. Okonjo-Iweala visits Nigeria.
- Posted By Vitalis_Obidiaghaa | On March-17-2021 13:36:34
- Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala was in Nigeria for her first official trip since taking office at the beginning of March.
During her three-day working visit, she met with President Muhammadu Buhari, Industry, Trade and Investment Minister Otunba Richard Adeniyi Adebayo and other members of the Nigerian government.
DG Okonjo-Iweala also met public health officials dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, women entrepreneurs, and representatives from industry groups and micro, small and medium-sized enterprises.
During the meetings, the Director-General discussed her ongoing efforts in Geneva to help WTO members deliver concrete results, on issues including fisheries subsidies and accelerating COVID-19 vaccine production, in the months leading up to the 12th Ministerial Conference later this year. She also listened to government officials, entrepreneurs and other stakeholders about their experiences, needs and concerns with the trading environment within Africa and around the world. Speaking to the Press, she hinted on what trade and the WTO can do to help the Nigerian economy grow and diversify.
Upon her arrival in Abuja on 13 March, the Director-General was met by Dr Nasir Sani-Gwarzo, the Permanent Secretary, and other officials of the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment.