The Atiku Care Basis (ACF) has congratulated Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala on her appointment because the Director-Basic of the World Commerce Organisation (WTO).
Collins Onyeaji, SSA on worldwide affairs to the muse DG Amb. Aliyu Bin Abbas, stated this in an announcement despatched to AllNews on Tuesday whereas congratulating Okonjo-Iweala on her appointment.
He expressed confidence that Okonjo-Iweala, a famend economist, would efficiently lead the wanted reforms to reposition the WTO to successfully ship on its mandate to advertise open and honest commerce for the good thing about all.
For the marginalised teams, notably girls, the appointment of Okonjo-Iweala is a pointer that the world is fast-changing, he added.
“Though there are a number of challenges ready for Dr. Ngozi when taking over her new position 1st of March, we hope that her management will lead to African economies turning into extra linked to world markets.
“Immediately African economies represent solely three % of the worldwide financial system.
“On the primary of January this yr the African Continental Free Commerce Space (AfCFTA) was set in movement, because the world’s second-largest commerce settlement, measured in geography.
“It will result in extra intra-African commerce, from as we speak’s 16 % intra-continental commerce.
“The appointment of Dr. Ngozi is the second nice trade-news for the continent, and we’re excited in regards to the alternatives created by a extra ‘buying and selling continent’,” says Onyeaji.