Adesina Re-elected As President of the African Development Bank

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Akinwunmi Adesina was on Thursday re-elected as the President of the African Development Bank for another five-year tenure.

Recall that Adesina had spoke ahead of the election during the opening ceremony of the virtual annual meetings of the Board of Governors and Shareholders of the AfDB, which is being hosted in Abidjan, Ivory Coast.

Apart from being the sole candidate in the election, Adesina is the first Nigerian to occupy the role. The former Nigeria’s Minister of Agriculture was elected for a five-year term on May 28, 2015, at the 50th annual meetings, which took place in Abidjan.