Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala assumes office as DG of the World Trade Organization (photos)

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Former Finance Minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has resumed her new position as the Director-General of the World Trade Organisation, WTO.

WTO disclosed this on his verified Twitter handle on Monday.

The trade organization said Okonjo-Iweala was the first woman and African to take up the job.

“Welcome to Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala; @NOIweala on her first day as WTO Director-General!

“She makes history as the first woman and first African to take up this post,” WTO tweeted.

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It had recently reported the appointment of Okonjo-Iweala as the DG of 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.

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