Dangote Endorses Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala For World Trade Organization DG Job

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Aliko Dangote== TIME 100 Gala, TIME's 100 Most Influential People in the World== Jazz at Lincoln Center, NYC.== April 29, 2014== ©Patrick McMullan== Photo - Patrick McMullan/ ==

Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote has endorsed former finance minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala to replace Brazil’s Roberto Azevedo, as the Director-General of the World Trade Organization next year.


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.”

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