WTO will help Nigeria create more jobs – Okonjo-Iweala

The Director-General of World Trade Organisation, WTO, Professor Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala on Tuesday vowed to use her position to support Nigeria at this difficult time.

According to Vanguard, Prof. Okonjo-Iweala stated this while speaking with State House correspondents after meeting with President Bola Tinubu at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

The WTO DG who was accompanied by the former Minister of State for Health during the Goodluck Jonathan regime, Mohammed Ali Pate, said the focus of their discussion was on what they would do to support Nigeria.

She said the WTO would look at the kind of trade to do for the people on agriculture, textile and even in establishing pharmaceutical industry.

According to her, “We want to help them in digital trade so that they can create more jobs.”She said, “We saw the President and the focus was on how do we support Nigerians at this time of need.

“We all know that things are very difficult for Nigerians outside, everyone is struggling.

“I’m here myself on a quiet visit.

So this was not really an official WTO mission but we’re able to engage with Mr. President, talk about what are the kinds of programmes that could be put in place to make sure that the suffering of Nigerians are being alleviated.”

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