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NEWS UPDATE: Okonjo-Iweala could quit WTO job, denies running for 2023 presidency in Nigeria

NEWS UPDATE: Okonjo-Iweala could quit WTO job, denies running for 2023 presidency in Nigeria

Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is considering resigning her job as Managing director-Full general at the World Merchandise Organization (WTO), Bloomberg reports.

The 67-year-old is only 7 months into her four-year tenure.

Notwithstanding, it is understood Okonjo-Iweala is already frustrated with the workings of the WTO and has floated the thought of quitting whether no headway can be found on critical issues.

According to the study, 5 merchandise officials, who declined to be identified, claim Okonjo-Iweala has fully grasped the frustrating reality of the WTO’s historical inertia, and has considered quitting.

The officials said she has repeatedly told ambassadors and staff that she could easily walk absent from the job, reminding them she has not bought whatsoever piece of furniture for her temporary home in Geneva.

Notwithstanding, she denied she is interested in running for the Nigerian presidency in 2023.

Okonjo-Iweala did not comment in relation to her threats to stair downwards at WTO, but denied whatsoever involvement in running to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari, calling such speculation “utterly ridiculous and not true”.

She added: “I just got hither. I am enjoying what I’m doing. It is a rattling exciting job and I am trying to have some successes hither.”





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