AFDB Presidency: Buhari nominates Adesina for re-election

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President of the African Development Bank, Dr Akinwunmi Adesina has been nominated for reelection by President Muhammadu Buhari NAN reports.

Akinwunmi, while speaking at an event in Lagos on Sunday, appreciated Buhari for nominating him for re-election for a second term as president of the bank.

The former minister of Agriculture said that Nigeria has invested so much in him.

He recalled how the Spirited effort of Nigerian leaders including past Presidents and Head of States won him the AFDB Presidency on May 28, 2015, exactly 24 hours after his term of office as Minister ended.

His election made him the first Nigerian to emerge President of the bank since its establishment in 1964.

On his work so far, Adesina said, “At the African Development Bank, we have worked very hard.

“The African Development Bank has continued to maintain its global AAA rating. Last year, the bank was rated the 4th most transparent institution globally.

“There is still much to do. We have gone some way climbing the steep mountainside of Africa’s development, yet there is still much way to go until we reach the mountaintop.

“Nigeria again is giving me air in my lungs, to keep on climbing.

“I wish to immensely thank and appreciate President Buhari for nominating me for e-election for a second term as President of the African Development Bank and for being such a wonderful champion and supporter of my re-election,’’ Adesina said.

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