BEARS: Osakwe Departs
Nigeria lost a great son recently, Chiedu Osakwe, who died in Geneva, Switzerland. Ambassador Osakwe’s contributions to the world trading system, to Africa’s economic integration and to Nigeria’s trade diplomacy were so hugely significant and unparalleled that his death sent shock waves across world.
In his 19 years at the World Trade Organization (WTO), from 1998 to 2017, Osakwe held, at the most senior level, all the major development-oriented roles. He was, for example, Director of the Doha Development Agenda, leading the DDA negotiating process.