Nigerian gets top post at WTO

Nigeria’s Yuonov Frederick Agah has been reappointed as Deputy Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) for another four-year term.

News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Agah, who hails from Benue state, was first appointed as Deputy Director-General of WTO in 2013 for a four-year term.

He will resume his second term at the WTO headquarters in Geneva on Oct. 1, 2017 till Sept. 30, 2021.

The Director-General of WTO, Roberto Azevêdo, announced the appointment of Agah alongside three other Deputy Directors-General.

Azevedo said “serving Deputy Directors-General Yonov Frederick Agah of Nigeria, Karl Brauner of Germany and Yi Xiaozhun of China have been reappointed to serve a further four year term, and will continue to fulfil their current responsibilities.

“They will be joined by a new Deputy Director-General from the United States, Mr. Alan Wolff, who will replace David Shark.”

Agah was appointed as Nigeria’s Ambassador to the WTO in 2005.

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