Adesina wins second term as AFDB President

Nigeria’s Akinwumi Adesina has been re-elected as President of the Africa Development Bank by its Board of Governors.

Presidential spokeswoman, Lauretta Onochie confirmed the news in a congratulatory message on tweeter  a few hours ago.

The AFDB is currently holding its 55th Annual Meetings in Côte d’Ivoire virtually, due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Adesina’s re-election ran into controversy after he was charged with alleged ethical violations.

However, after repeated investigations, the former minister of Agriculture  and rural development was cleared of all charges levelled against him, paving the way for his re-election.

Adesina is the first Nigerian to hold the post of the bank’s President when he was elected in 2015.

 

 

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