Senate President, Godswill Akpabio Seeks Partnership with WTO to Boost Nigeria Economy


Nigeria’s delegation to the on-going 148th Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union, led by the President of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio, has sought the collaboration of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) in the area of digital and marine economies.

Senator Akpabio while addressing the media, shortly after a courtesy visit to the Director General of the Organization, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo Iweala, in her office in Geneva, Switzerland, sought for areas of collaboration with the organization in the various sectors of the economy for the overall benefit of Nigerians.

According to him, digital economic contents, illegal finishing along the coastal states of Cross River, Rivers, Akwa Ibom and Bayelsa States as well as the establishment of a digital trade portal, where-in, all trade information could be accessed, were also discussed. 

The World Trade Organization Director-General, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, described the visit of the Senate President and the Deputy Speaker, to her office as a huge honour as they discussed on those things they feel would help make a material difference for Nigerians.

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