BREAKING: Akinwunmi Adesina re-elected as AfDB President - AMEBO ONLINE NEWSPAPER


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BREAKING: Akinwunmi Adesina re-elected as AfDB President

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The embattled President of Africa Development Bank, Dr. Akinwunmi Adesina has been re-elected as the President for another term

Adesina was re-elected by the Board of Governors of the Bank at the ongoing AfDB’s virtual annual meeting in Abidjan on Thursday.

The 55th Annual Meeting of the AfDB Board of Governors is running simultaneously with the 46th Annual Meeting of the African Development Fund (ADF) videoconference, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

President Muhammadu Buhari’s Personal Assistant on Social Media, Lauretta Onochie confirmed the development while congratulating Adesina on her Twitter page.

She tweeted, “Our very own Akinwumi Akin Adesina has been reaffirmed as the President of the African Development Bank.

“Thank you to our supportive President @MBuhari who mobilized support for our own Adesina and why not! Adesina has been proven to be above boards.”

Akinwumi Adesina, the first Nigerian to hold the post of Bank president

He was a former Nigeria’s Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, was elected as the 8th President of the African Development Bank on Thursday, May 28, 2015. 

He succeeded Donald Kaberuka of Rwanda, and assumed duty on September 1, 2015 in Abidjan. 

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