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Buhari congratulates Akinwunmi Adesina on his re-election as AfDB president

President Buhari has congratulated the newly reelected president of the African Development Bank, Akinwunmi Adesina.

In a personal message sent from his Twitter account, the president says he has no doubt that Adesina wi achieve more during his second tenure.

“I thank the African Union for its early endorsement of Dr. Adesina, and also thank the shareholders of the bank who worked tirelessly for his re-election victory.

Let me reiterate my earlier pledges of the full support of the Nigerian government to ensure a successful second term for Dr. Adesina. I pray that the Almighty God will continue to strengthen him and his team to deliver even greater development to the African continent.” The President said

The election result, which gave him a hundred percent of votes of all regional and non-regional members of the Bank, was announced by the Chairperson of the Board, Mrs. Niale Kaba, Minister of National Planning of Côte d’Ivoire.

The election was held on the final day of the 2020 Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank Group, which was held virtually for the first time.

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