The Trump administration has rejected the appointment of Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo as the Director General of the World Trade Organization, WTO.The US position is championed by the US trade Representative, Robert Emmet Lighthizer, a Republican whose forebears served in the Confederate Army.
This is the same way Trump opposed Akinwunmi Adesina for AFDB. Trump also tries to stop Adesina’s second term at the African Development Bank. The British Broadcasting Corporation reported that “The US and the African Development Bank have fallen out over allegations of corruption against the bank’s Nigerian head.” In the end, Adesina was cleared and reelected despite U.S underhand.
The WTO’s bid to pick its new leader has been plunged into uncertainty for this reason, according to Reuters. The organisation has set a meeting to settle the matter for November 9, 2020 less than a week after the U.S presidential election.
Again, don’t panic! Ngozi polled 104 votes from 164 member countries. I believe that her case will end good news for Nigeria, womanity, the black race and humanity; despite Trump’s resistance. Adesina in mind.