May 30, 2023

WTO DG Okonjo-Iweala Visits Nigeria, Reiterates Importance Of Local Vaccine Production

The Director-General of the World Trade Organisation, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala on Monday visited the Ministry of Industries, Trade and Investment.
During the visit, her second visit to the ministry after she became WTO DG discussed the importance of trade relationships in Nigeria and Africa with a focus on fisheries subsidies and local vaccine production in the country.
According to her, fisheries subsidy is key to Nigeria. To ensure improved output, she said a revised draft agreement for new global rules aims to curb harmful fishing subsidies and curtail post-harvest losses.
On vaccine production, the W.T.O boss is seeking more support from local manufacturers to guard against imports of vaccines and other pharmaceutical products.

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