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WHO: Okonjo-Iweala Reacts To Ihekweazu’s Appointment




Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has reacted to the appointment of Chikwe Ihekweazu as World Health Organisation (WHO)’s Assistant Director-General for Health Emergency Intelligence.

Ihekweazu is the head of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

The NCDC DG is set to resume November 1 and will lead the work on strengthening pandemic and epidemic intelligence globally.

He will oversee the WHO Hub for Pandemic and Epidemic Intelligence in Berlin, Germany.

Reacting to the development, the Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) congratulated Ihekweazu and said his appointment is a great choice but a big loss to Nigeria.

On her verified Twitter page, the WTO DG wrote: “Congratulations to @Chikwe_I, @WHO, @DrTedros.

“A great choice and a big loss to Nigeria. Wishing you the best in the new assignment!”

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