Nigeria’s Adesina Re-elected AfDB President

Akinwunmi Adesina
Akinwunmi Adesina

Former Minister of Agriculture, Akinwunmi Adesina has been re-elected for a second term in office as the President of the African Development Bank (AFDB).

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

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Adesina’s reappointment on Thursday at the helm of the 56-year-old bank is considered a formality as he is the sole candidate.

Adesina had on Wednesday pledged to reach out to and engage with stakeholders of the bank to ensure stability and progress.


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