Buhari Congratulates Akinwumi Adesina On His Victory As AFDB President For Another Term


President Muhammadu Buhari has sent a congratulatory message to the highly esteemed Nigerian Akinwumi Adesina who was affirmed as the President for African Development Bank for another term.

Sending his congratulatory message through a statement signed by Mr. Femi Adesina, Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, the President mentioned that the AFDB president’s victory can be attributed to Akinwumi’s hard work and commitment to the development of Africa.

The statement reads as follows: “The President extends appreciation to the African Union for its endorsement of the AfDB President much earlier, and to shareholders of the bank and the international community as a whole who worked tirelessly to ensure the return of the visionary leader.

“President Buhari believes Dr Adesina’s versatility, experience at both national and international engagements, will be further deployed to energize the pan-African financial institution, urging him to remain focused and steadfast in pursuing the noble goals of making life better for Africans through various development plans, already captured as High 5s.

“The President rejoices with family, friends and professional colleagues of Dr Adesina over the re-election, while commending members of staff and Board of Governors of the AfDB for their consistent support for the former Nigerian Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, and his management team.

He also pledged the full support of his government to ensure a successful tenure for the AfDB leadership and also prayed that the Almighty God will continue to strengthen Dr Adesina and his team for greater good to the continent.”

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