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Buhari hails AfDB on capital raise

by CredibleNews

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the President of African Development Bank, AfDB, Dr Akinwunmi Adesina, Board of Governors and members of staff on the  increasing its capital from $93 billion to $208 billion, placing the multilateral institution on a stronger pedestal to drive growth and development on the continent.

President Buhari joined shareholders of the bank and African Heads of State and Governments in celebrating the feat, adding that it clearly demonstrates the quality of leadership at the helm of affairs and the technical expertise that has been steadily pushing reforms for a smart and nimble institution focused on alleviating poverty.

The president, in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Chief Femi Adesina, on Sunday, felicitated with the leadership of the bank for the numerous reforms undertaken to reposition the institution for current global realities and the peculiar needs of the African continent, commending the visionary policies that have started yielding results in providing electricity, financing and modernizing agriculture, encouraging industrialization, integrating Africa and improving the livelihoods of many.

With the historic approval of $115 billion by the Board of Governors, which will buoy the bank’s operations and reach, the president extolled Dr Adesina for brilliantly and diligently taking the AfDB to new heights of achievements, and inspiring confidence that, indeed, the Sustainable Development Goals and the African Union Agenda 2063 are realisable.

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