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WTO DG: Garba Shehu assures Nigeria would press the right buttons

 WTO DG: Garba Shehu assures Nigeria would press the right buttons 

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

The Presidency has assured that Nigeria will continue giving its unflinching support to ensure that Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala wins the

race to become Director-General World Trade Organisation (WTO).

In an interview on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics, the Presidency through Mr Garba Shehu stated that no stone will be left unturned as Mrs. Okonjo-Iweala moves to make history.

The spokesman said President Buhari has been reaching out to world leaders on the matter.

“President Buhari has been talking to all world leaders, at some point, Ngozi had a list of those to be talked to, so President Buhari talked to them, some to thank for being so strong in their support, some may be to be encouraged to firm up their support for her candidacy and we are seeing the result of this,” Mr Shehu asserted.

Though the president’s special media aide was not certain if Buhari had recently spoken to President Donald Trump regarding Okonjo-Iweala’s candidacy, he, however, noted that the Buhari-led government is determined to see that she (Okonjo-Iweala) will be the first African to clinch the DG position at the World Trade Organisation (WTO).

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