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