Sanwo-Olu visits Okonjo-Iweala at WTO headquarters

Babajide Sanwo-Olu and Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu paid a visit to the Director-General of World Trade Organisation (WTO) Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala at the WTO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland on Tuesday.

Mrs Okonjo-Iweala, a former minister of finance in Nigeria, took office as WTO director-general on March 1, 2021.

Mr Sanwo-Olu made a stop at the WTO headquarters while in Geneva for the International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC) global infrastructure conference.

The conference is themed: “Mega-City – Government Perspective on Delivering Sustainable Solutions/Global Perspective Going Beyond Net Zero.”

Among those present at the conference were the chief executive officer of FIDIC, Nelson Ogunshakin, and president of FIDIC, Anthony Barry.

Mr Sanwo-Olu was on Monday evening presented the FIDIC president’s award for exceptional leadership and contribution to infrastructure development in Lagos.

Barry presented the award to the governor at the FIDIC global infrastructure awards ceremony.

Among those who made up Sanwo-Olu’s entourage to Geneva were his special adviser on works and infrastructure, Aramide Adeyoye; commissioner for economic planning and budget, Sam Egube; managing director, Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (LAMATA), Abimbola Akinajo; and commissioner for transportation, Federic Oladeinde.