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Buhari appoints new Envoy to WTO

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Rayyan Alhassan
Rayyan Alhassan is a graduate of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sikkim Manipal University, Ghana. He is the acting Managing Editor at the Daily Nigerian newspaper, a position he has held for the past 3 years. He can be reached via [email protected], or, or @Rayyan88 on Twitter.
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President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Dr Adamu Abdulhamid as the new Nigeria’s Ambassador to the World Trade Organisation, WTO Geneva, Switzerland, for a period of four years.

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The appointment is contained in a letter to the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Adeniyi Adebayo, from the office of the Chief of Staff to the President, Ibrahim Gambari.

Mr Adebayo, in a statement by Nasir Gwarzo, ministry’s Permanent Secretary on Wednesday charged the new Ambassador to cooperate with Director-General of WTO, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and members of international organisations to enhance Nigeria’s trade.

Until his appointment, Mr Abdulhamid was the Acting Head/Charge d’ Affaires of Nigeria Trade Office to the WTO, Geneva, Switzerland.

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He is a holder of Msc. Economics and International Development, Masters in Business Management and Leadership, Doctorate of International Relations and Economic Diplomacy.

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He has acquired 28 years of working experience on World Trade matters and Trade Negotiations.


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