Foremost Nigerian businessman and the richest man in Africa, Alhaji Aliko Dangote has endorsed the candidature of Nigeria’s former Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as the Director-General of the World Trade Organization, WTO.
Dangote in a tweet on Tuesday stated that the WTO needs the skills and tested experience of the former Minister as its DG at such a challenging time like this.
He added that Iweala has the required skills to lead the organisation through identified obstacles and strengthen its position as the prime facilitator of international trade.
Dangote, who said that he fully endorsed the candidature of Iweala stressed that voting her as the DG, WTO would be a step in the right direction.
Reacting, the two time Minister thanked Dangote for endorsing her candidature adding that his confidence in her ability to serve is much appreciated as a globally acclaimed Businessman.
Everyevery.ng had earlier reported that Roberto Azevêdo has stepped down as the Director-General of the World Trade Organisation, (WTO) a few months to the end of his tenure which was set to end in 2021.
In a tweet, Roberto announced that he decided to step down based on personal.
Aside from Okonjo-Iweala, seven other candidates have expressed interest in emerging the DG of the organization.
The other seven candidates are Jesús Seade Kuri (Mexico), Abdel-Hamid Mamdouh (Egypt), Tudor Ulianovschi (Moldova), Yoo Myung-hee (Republic of Korea), Amina C. Mohamed (Kenya), Mohammad Maziad Al-Tuwaijri (Saudi Arabia) and Liam Fox (UK).
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