The newly appointed Director-General of the World Trade Organisation, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, on Saturday, has landed in Nigeria on a one-week working visit.
Addressing journalists after her arrival through the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja, on Saturday, the 66-year-old former Finance Minister said she is in the country to see how to better assist Nigerian entrepreneurs and improve the economy.
She stressed the need for Nigeria to explore its share of trade in Africa through the African Continental Free Trade Area agreement.
The former World Bank director also said she will meet with the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), and a number of ministers in the coming days.
The Nigerian development economist, known for her African print Ankara wears and peculiar headgear usually tilted at a convenient angle, said in a recent interview that she unabashedly “love being African and being Nigerian
Okonjo-Iweala who resumed at the Switzerland-based WTO on March 1, 2021, has broken a 26-year record by becoming the first female and first African director-general of the global trade and dispute settlement body