WTO: Dangote declares support for Okonjo-Iweala
Africa’s richest man, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, has declared support for Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala ahead of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) election.
The third phase of the selection process for the next Director-General will begin September 7.
With less than a week to commencement, the Dangote Group Chairman canvassed votes for Nigeria’s former Finance Minister.
The business mogul declared his position via Twitter on Tuesday.
“In these challenging times @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.
“A vote for her by all is a step in the right direction. I fully endorse the candidature of @NOIweala to lead @WTO”, he tweeted.
Also from Africa are Abdel-Hamid Mamdouh (Egypt) and Amina Mohamed (Kenya).
Other candidates are Mohammad Maziad Al-Tuwaijri (Saudi Arabia), Liam Fox (United Kingdom), Jesús Seade Kuri (Mexico), Tudor Ulianovschi (Moldova) and Yoo Myung-hee (Republic of Korea).
In July, Okonjo-Iweala made presentation to the WTO General Council.