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Buhari Makes New Appointment To WTO

 

President Muhammadu Buhari confirmed the appointment of Dr Adamu Abdulahmid as Nigeria’s new Ambassador to the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva, Switzerland, for a four-year term on Monday.

 

iexclusive News Nigeria reports that the appointment was announced in a letter to the Minister of Industry, Trade, and Investment, Otunba Adeniyi Adebayo, from the office of the President’s Chief of Staff, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari.

 

Adebayo was assigned by Dr Nasir Sani-Gwarzo, the ministry’s Permanent Secretary, on Wednesday to work with WTO Director-General Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and representatives of international organizations to improve Nigeria’s trade.

 

Until his appointment, Abdulahmid served as the Acting Head/Charge d’Affaires of Nigeria’s Trade Office to the World Trade Organization in Geneva, Switzerland.

 

The new ambassador has a master’s degree in economics and international development, a master’s degree in business management and leadership, and a doctorate in international relations and economic diplomacy.

 

He also had twenty-eight years of experience working on World Trade issues and Trade Negotiations.