Dangote joins other prominent African backing Okonjo-Iweala
Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote has endorsed the candidacy of Dr. Ngozi Okonjo Iweala as the Director General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO).
“In these challenging times, the WTO needs the renowned skills and tested experience of Dr. Ngozi Okonjo Iweala @NOIweala to lead the organisation through identified obstacles and strengthen its position as the prime facilitator of international trade,” Dangote said on his official Twitter handle on Tuesday morning.
With the backing of a number of prominent people around the world, making her a top contender, it is likely that Dr. Okonjo Iweala could emerge as the DG, World Trade Organisation.
Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari, had in June this year, nominated the erudite economist and former Managing Director of the World Bank to head the World Trade Organisation, WTO as the Director-General.
Dr. Okonjo-Iweala accepted the nomination and said she hopes to turn things around at the WTO and make it fit for 21st century global economy.