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WTO DG: Okonjo-Iweala denies reports that she’s been appointed

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Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has denied media reports that she has been appointed as Director General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO).

She said the race is still on, but has been narrowed down to two out of those who started the contest for the position.

In a statement by her Media Adviser, Mr. Paul Nwabuikwu, Okonjo Iweala said: “contrary to information released online by an unidentified source, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has not yet been declared winner.

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“As announced by WTO, the former managing Director of the World Bank and South Korea’s Yoo Myung-hee are the final two contestants left in the race.

“The winner should be announced in two to three weeks.

“That remains the correct position.

“Dr Okonjo-Iweala is appreciative and energised by the enthusiastic support of Nigerians.

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“And she is urging all to keep praying until the final whistle.

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