Billionaire business man, Aliko Dangote is rooting former Finance Minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala to replace Brazil’s Roberto Azevedo, as the Director-General of the World Trade Organization in 2021.
Mrs. Okonjo-Iweala is one of the candidates vying for the position which became vacant following the resignation of Roberto Azevedo on Monday, August 31.
The Africa’s richest man declared his support Twitter: “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.”