#BeLikeNgoziChallenge trends as Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala becomes WTO Director-General

#BeLikeNgoziChallenge is now trending on social media as Nigerians dress in Native attire to honour the new Director General of World Trade Organisation, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala.

The gender irrespective trend, as men also took to social media to share their photos, started after Okonjo-Iweala was announced as the Director General of WTO on Monday, February 15.

Nigerians are currently sharing photos of themselves dressed in Native attire with headgear which is often worn by the former Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala.

Ngozi Okonjo-Iwela made world records as the first Woman and Afican to lead the organisation.

The Nigerian economist also revealed the troubles she went through in the hands of ex-US president Donald Trump, after he decided to not support her candidature.

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala revealed she was shocked that the administration of ex-president Donald Trump would try to oppose her.

The Director General of WTO, at a press briefing, revealed that she did not expect opposition from Trump as she felt she had a good understanding with the US government after she was interviewed by them twice.

She said;

“I think I was quite surprised when that came because there was no indication that there was any problem with the US.”

“I had two good interviews with the authorities and with the administration so it was a surprise. But that’s the way life works. When things happen, you take them in your stride and you move on.”

“It was absolutely wonderful when the Biden/Harris administration broke that logjam. They joined the consensus and gave such a strong endorsement to my candidacy. They joined the other 163 members to endorse my candidacy.”

The new government of the United States announced it’s endorsement of a Okonjo-Iweala for the position.

Although, Okonjo-Iweala was elected by 163 member countries, the former US government led by Donald Trump wanted South Korea’s Yoo Myung-hee to handle the WTO saying he could reform the body.

However, the new administration led by President Joe Biden revealed their support for the African woman who is now the new Director General of WTO.

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