Buhari Appoints Adamu Abdulhamid As Ambassador To WTO


President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Dr Adamu Abdulhamid as Nigeria’s new Ambassador to the World Trade Organization, WTO, Switzerland, Geneva, for the next four years.

Titled, ‘PMB Appoints New Nigeria’s Ambassador to WTO’, the appointment was contained in a letter sent by the office of the Chief-of-Staff to the Minister of Industry Trade and Investment, Niyi Adebayo.

Adebayo charged the new ambassador to work together with the Director-General of the Organization, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, members of WTO and other International Organizations including 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 global organization.

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

He 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, UK.

Worthy of note also, Abdulhamid has acquired 28 years of working experience on World Trade matters, trade negotiations and was the campaign coordinator of Okonjo-Iweala in Geneva, Switzerland when she was vying for the position of the Director-General.

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