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Buhari appoints Adamu as Nigeria’s ambassador to WTO

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File: The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.)

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has appointed Dr Abdulhamid Adamu as Nigeria’s Ambassador to the World Trade Organisation, Geneva, for a period of four years.

According to a statement signed by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment, Dr Nasir Sani-Gwarzo, the appointment was contained in a letter to the Minister, Otunba Adeniyi Adebayo, from the office of the Chief of Staff, Presidency, Prof Ibrahim Gambari.

Adebayo charged the new ambassador to cooperate with the Director-General of the organisation, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, members of WTO and other international organisations, to move Nigeria’s trade to the next level in the global organisation.

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The statement said before his appointment, Adamu was the acting Head and Charge d’Affaires of Nigeria Trade Office to the WTO, Geneva, Switzerland.

“He is a holder of MSc Economics and International Development, Clermont Ferrand University, France; Master in Business Management and Leadership, London Graduate School, UK: Doctorate of International Relations and Economic Diplomacy, Commonwealth University, London, UK.

He has acquired 28 years working experience on World Trade matters and Trade Negotiations,” it added.

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