WTO DG Ngozi Okonjo Iweala Advocates For Women Inclusion in Leadership Roles

The Director General of the World Trade Organization, WTO, Ngozi Okonjo – Iweala, has called for more women inclusion and participation in leadership roles.

The Nigerian Icon said this while speaking to newsmen after the Nigerian women in Leadership event with Duchess of Sussex Meghan in Abuja, the country’s capital.

She pointed out that the country has never produced a female governor, highlighting the various challenges women are facing while trying to become leaders.

“How do we improve the position of women in the country?

“We have a very low percentage of women in the National assembly.

“We have never had a woman governor, let alone something higher,” she said.

The WTO-DG further stated that it was important to increase the percentage of women in leadership positions at all government levels.

“That has to change, but no one is going to hand it to the women.

“Women have to fight for it, but the men also have to support because you cannot have 50 per cent of your population not participating.

“So, these were some of the issues we discussed today, and we have to proffer solutions on how women could deal with the challenges of leadership.

“Most of the women in the room here are already leaders; they are not even struggling to get to the top as they are already there”, she added.

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