The new Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has arrived in Nigeria for a one-week working visit.
This is her first visit to Nigeria since she assumed office as the first female and first African DG of the trade organisation on March 1.
Okonjo-Iweala was received by Nasir Sani-Gwarzo, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Industry, Trade, and Investment.
“The whole objective is to see how the WTO can better assist Nigeria and Nigerian entrepreneurs with respect to improving the economy,” she told journalists
“We hope to be able to use the African Continental Free Trade agreement to improve our trade and to do that we have to improve investments, we have to add value to some of our products.
“This continental free trade agreement is a unique opportunity for us to be able to engage commercially with other African countries and boost our exports,” she told journalists at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja.
Listing the meetings that would hold during the visit, the former Minister of Finance said she hopes to meet with President Muhammadu Buhari and his Chief of Staff; the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment; Minister of Foreign Affairs; Minister of Finance; Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria; the organised private sector as well as the micro, small and medium enterprises, and women