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Photos From The Second Term Swearing-in Ceremony of Akinwunmi Adesina as AfDB President

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 President of the African Development Bank, Dr Akinwunmi Adesina, has been sworn-in for the second term in office.

The ceremony held virtually and broadcast online on Tuesday.

The Chairperson of the AfDB board of Governors and Ghana’s Finance Minister, Kenneth Ofori-Attah, administered the oath of office.

Adesina, Nigeria’s former Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, was re-elected on August 27, after getting a 100 percent vote of all regional and non-regional members of the Bank.

He is expected to serve another five-year term.

The globally renowned development economist, was first elected as President of the Bank on May 28, 2015.

He is the first Nigerian to be elected and re-elected to serve as the bank’s President.

The swearing-in ceremony was attended by Heads of States, Governors, and external stakeholders, according to a statement from the bank.

During Adesina’s first term, the Bank achieved impactful results on the lives of 335 million Africans, including: 18 million people with access to electricity; 141 million people benefiting from improved agricultural technologies for food security; 15 million people benefiting from access to finance from private investments; 101 million people provided with access to improved transport; and 60 million people gaining access to water and sanitation.

An elated Adesina expressed gratitude to the shareholders for the support given to him thus far and pledged to do more within his capacity as President of the bank. He also took out time to expressly thank his wife, Grace, their two children and two grandchildren

“I am deeply grateful for the collective trust, strong confidence and support of our shareholders for electing me for a second term as President. It is yet another call for selfless service to Africa and the African Development Bank, to which I will passionately devote myself”.

“The future beckons us for a more developed Africa and a much stronger and resilient African Development Bank Group. We will build on the strong foundations of success in the past five years, while further strengthening the institution, for greater effectiveness and impacts”
 he said

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