Akinwunmi Adesina sworn in as AfDB President for second term

President of the African Development Bank, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, has been sworn-in for a five-year second term.

The swearing-in ceremony held Tuesday was attended by Heads of States, Governors and other stakeholders who joined physically and virtually.

Adesina who was the Minister of Agriculture during the Goodluck Jonathan-administration was re-elected into office as president of the bank on August 27, 2020. He was first elected as President of the bank in May 2015; being the first Nigerian to occupy the position.

Adesina is the first president to be elected by 100 percent of votes by regional and non-regional members of the bank.

The oath of office was administered by Kenneth Ofori-Attah, Ghana’s finance minister and chair of the AfDB board of governors.

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

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