WTO DG, Okonjo-Iweala Promises To Support FG

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The Director General (DG) of World Trade Organization (WTO), Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has pledged to support the Nigerian government considering the hardship suffered by citizens.

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

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

She said they are contemplating a grassroot programme that they could put in place to help the young people as well as women.

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

“We want to help them in digital trade so that they can create more jobs.

“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.”