Okonjo-Iweala holds meeting with Buhari in Aso Rock


Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Nigeria’s candidate for the World Trade Organisation (WTO), is currently holding a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari in Aso Rock.

The former minister of finance was announced as one of the two final candidates in the WTO election alongside Yoo Myung-hee, the South Korean candidate.

She was accompanied to the villa by Niyi Adebayo, the minister of industry, trade and investment, Zubair Dada, the minister of state for foreign affairs, and Maryam Katagum, the minister of state for industry, trade and investment.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Okonjo-Iweala held a meeting with President Buhari behind closed door.

NAN reports that the agenda between the president and Okonjo-Iweala was unknown to newsmen as at the time of filing this report.

NAN, however, learnt that the former minister’s visit to the Villa might not be unconnected with her efforts to clinch the WTO’s position.

A presidency source told NAN that Okonjo-Iweala was in the villa to seek presidential blessing and support from the president over her ambition of winning the WTO election.

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