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President names Abdulhamed Nigeria’s envoy to WTO


President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Dr. Adamu Muhammed Abdulhamed as Nigeria’s new Ambassador to the World Trade Organization (WTO), Geneva, Switzerland for a period of four years.

The announcement is contained in a letter from the Chief of Staff to the President, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, to the Minister of Industry, Trade and investment, Otumba Richard Adeniyi Adebayo, in Abuja.

According to a statement signed yesterday by the Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Dr. Sani Gwarzo, the minister charged the envoy to cooperate with the WTO Director-General, Dr. Nngozi Okonjo-Iweala, members of the organisation and other international bodies to move Nigeria’s trade relations to the next level.

Until his new appointment, Abdulhamed was Acting Head/Charge d’ Affaires of Nigeria Trade Office to the WTO.


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