According to Nigerian Tribune, the Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum, Professor Klaus Schwab, in a letter inviting the business mogul to co-chair the sitting, said the Forum was of the belief that Dangote’s participation at the helm would contribute significantly to the substance of the discussions.
“The discussions aim to stimulate an unparalleled global dialogue among the relevant leaders from government, business, academia, civil society, and the media.
“In these unprecedented times, I feel that as co-chair, you will contribute significantly to the substance and relevance of the exchanges. You are well positioned to take on this role. Co-chair would in principle consist of your presence and participation in activities to be defined with you…,” the letter read.
Themed “The Reshaping of the World: Consequences for Society, Politics, and Business”, the global meeting has been scheduled to hold between January 22 and 25, 2014.
In a same vein, Dangote has been appointed to the steering committee of the United Nation Secretary-General’s Global Education First Initiative.