Aliko Dangote, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala
The candidacy of Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Nigeria’s former minister of finance, for the office of the director-general World Trade Organisation (WTO) has received a boost following an endorsement from Aliko Dangote, Africa’s richest man.
Aliko Dangote took to Twitter to show his support for Mrs. Okonjo-Iweala, who is one of the candidates vying for the position which became vacant following the resignation of Roberto Azevedo on Monday, August 31.
Dangote tweeted: "In these challenging times, the World Trade Organisation needs the renowned skills and tested experience of Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala to lead the organisation through identified obstacles and strengthen its position as the prime facilitator of international trade".
He added: "A vote for her by all is a step in the right direction. I fully endorse the candidature of Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala to lead WTO."