Former Nigeria’s Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala says she is ready for the challenges of moving the World Trade Organization (WTO) forward as she resumed her duty post on Monday weeks after her appointment.
Okonjo-Iweala is the first woman and the first African to lead WTO.
“Coming into one of the most important institutions in the world and we have a lot of work to do. I feel ready to go,” she said on her first day in office.
Also, WTO in a statement welcoming its director general said Okonjo-Iweala said the WTO has lots of work to do and she feels ready to start.
“Welcome to Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, on her first day as WTO Director-General! She makes history as the first woman and first African to take up this post,” it said.