The Nigerian medical doctor, activist, author, and investor, who is widely known as DR Ngozi Okonjo Iweala, has been officially elected DG of the WTO by-election.


This was revealed several hours ago, which reportedly spanned reactions across all social media sites, as Nigerians congratulated her.

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She is, however, the first Woman and African to ever take this role as the world awaits her impacts while on power.

She took to her Twitter handle and also announced her bliss with the caption that states:

“It is done! Thank you, @WTO members, for finalizing my election today and making history. In the 73 years of GATT and WTO, honoured to be First Woman and First African to lead. But now the real work begins. Ready to tackle the challenges of WTO. Forget Business as usual!”