The Director-General World Trade Organization, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has advised Nigerians to take advantage of the African Continental Free Trade to add value to their products, promote and push for more trade.
She gave the advice when she made a courtesy call to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Monday in Abuja.
The Director-General WTO urged women to take advantage and key into the trade especially entrepreneurs.
The minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama said that the World Trade Organization is an important tool for development and affirmed that the Director-General will use her good office to set Nigeria on the path of prosperity.
He pointed out that the Director-General, World Trade Organization, Okonjo Iweala was very instrumental in the delivery of vaccines to Nigeria, describing the role she played in the economic transformation of Nigeria as a milestone.
The Director-General who thanked Nigerians for their unwavering support and effort during her selection process pledged her continuous support to drive the nation to an enviable height.
She announced that the World Trade Organization is assisting women entrepreneurs to access trade and also market their products in the international arena.
Lending his voice, the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Nigeria, Zubairu Dada pointed out that Okonjo Iweala’s nomination and emergence shows that Nigeria gave her best to the world.
Zubairu who stated that Okonjo Iweala’s victory was not because of her gender rather her competence and skills, added that such quality can raise a woman to be the president of Nigeria in the next few years.
The DG’s courtesy call to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs was to seek out ways to support, create more jobs and ensure a level playing ground for multi-lateral organisations to make the trade relations more profitable for Nigeria