- Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is getting a lot of international and local support in her bid to become the DG of the World Trade Organization
- Just recently, the former Nigerian finance minister got the endorsement of Aliko Dangote for the job
- The business mogul opined that the WTO needs Iweala as the prime facilitator of international trade
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Aliko Dangote, one of Africa's richest business mogul, has put out his voice in support of former finance minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, as the best candidate to emerges as director-general of the World Trade Organization.
Dangote believes that the WTO needs a professional with proven international records like Okonjo-Iweala at its hem of affairs.
The Nigerian tycoon endorsed the former minister for the envied position on his verified Twitter page on Tuesday, September 1.
Dangote wrote: “In these challenging times, the WTO needs the renowned skills and tested experience of Dr. Ngozi Okonjo Iweala 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 Okonjo-Iweala to lead the WTO.”
The famous northerner said that since Okonjo-Iweala has been able to identify most of the obstacles confronting global trade, she is not only fit to overcome them but is also potential "prime facilitator of international trade."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the candidacy of Okonjo-Iweala for the position of the director-general of the WTO seemed shaky.
This was as the Arab Republic of Egypt had claimed that the nomination of Okonjo-Iweala by President Muhammadu “is not in conformity with the executive council decision" since the time for this nomination had elapsed in 2019, specifically Saturday, November 30.
The African nation called on the ministerial committee on candidatures of the African Union (AU), that only two persons have been nominated and endorsed for the embattled office: Abdulhameed Mamdouh of Egypt and Eloi Laourou of the Republic of Benin.
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