Buhari names Abdulhamid Nigeria’s new Ambassador to WTO


Buhari names Abdulhamid Nigeria’s new Ambassador to WTO

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Dr Adamu Abdulhamid, as Nigeria’s Ambassador to the World Trade Organization (WTO).

The appointment is contained in a letter sent by the Office of  Professor Ibrahim Gambari, the Chief-of-Staff to President, to the Minister of Industry Trade and Investment, Niyi Adebayo on Wednesday.

The letter is entitled, ‘PMB Appoints New Nigeria’s Ambassador to WTO’, issued by the Permanent Secretary of the ministry.

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It reads: “The President, Muhammadu Buhari, has approved the appointment of Dr Adamu Mohammed Abdulhamid, as the new Nigerian Ambassador to the World Trade Organization, Geneva Switzerland for a period of four years.”

The minister charged the new ambassador to collaborate with the Director-General of the Organization, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, members of WTO and other International Organizations which include the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, International Trade Centre, and World Intellectual Property Organization to move Nigeria’s trade to the next level in the international organisation.

It says until his appointment, the new ambassador was the Acting Head, Chargé d’ Affaires of Nigeria’s Trade Office to the WTO, Geneva, Switzerland.

It further says Abdulhamid holds an MSc. in Economics and International Development from Clermont Ferrand University, France, a Master’s Degree in Business Management and Leadership from London Graduate School, UK, and a Doctorate of International Relations and Economic Diplomacy from the Commonwealth University, United Kingdom.

“He has 28 years of working experience on World Trade matters and Trade Negotiations and was the campaign coordinator of Okonjo-Iweala in Geneva, Switzerland when she was competing for the position of the Director General of World Trade Organisation,” the statement added.

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