Okonjo-Iweala in Nigeria to assist entrepreneurs

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Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala
Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

The new Director-General of the World Trade Organisation, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has visited Nigeria to assist entrepreneurs and improve the economy.

The Development economist disclosed this while briefing newsmen at the Nnamdi Azikwe Airport on Saturday when she arrived for a one-week visit.

She explained that it is needful for the country to explore its share of trade in Africa through the African Continental Free Trade Area agreement. ‌According to her, she will meet with President Muhammadu Buhari and a number of ministers in the coming days.

While answering questions during an interview on the benefits of Okonjo-Iweala’s appointment to Nigeria and women, Nigeria’s former Consul General to the United States and former Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Joe Keshi pointed out that the only way Nigeria as a country can benefit from her appointment is by being productive.

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The former diplomat said: “I need to make this point which I have made to a few who when we discuss, a few that I answered their questions yesterday who said to me how would Ngozi help Nigeria and I said no she will not help you.

“She will not help you unless you are productive, she will not help you except you have something to sell, because her role as a DG of the World Trade Organization, the World Trade Organization is an organization that regulates global trade and except you have something to sell and you know put into the world market her role is to ensure that you get a fair deal and that you are not cheated in the whole process.”