The Spokesperson for Dr Ngozi Okonjo Iweala, Paul Nwabuikwu, says the Nigerian born economist will ensure more industrialisation in Africa and Nigeria if appointed as the Director-General of the World Trade Organisation.

According to The Punch Nwabuiko also disclosed that the emergence of the former Nigerian Minister of Finance and Economy would mean a greater representation for developing countries including Nigeria.

Nwabuikwu disclosed this development while speaking during a television programme in Abuja o Monday.

The statement of Nwabuikwu came after the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Monday assured Okonjo-Iweala, that he would do all within his power to ensure that she became the first woman and first African DG of the global trade organisation.

While receiving the former World Bank director at the Presidential Villa in Abuja the President said:

“I assure you that we will do all that we can to ensure that you emerge as the Director-General of WTO, not only because you are a Nigerian, but because you are a hardworking Nigerian. You deserve this,”