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Okonjo-Iweala congratulated Ihekweazu and said his appointment is a great choice but a big loss to Nigeria.

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, The Director-General of the World Trade Organisation has reacted to the appointment of the head of Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Chikwe Ihekweazu as a top official for the World Health Organisation.

Ihekweazu was appointed by WHO as its Assistant Director-General for Health Emergency Intelligence.

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

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

Reacting, Okonjo-Iweala 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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