Finally, Nigeria’s Akinwumi Adesina Re-elected As AfDB President

Nigeria’s Akinwumi Adesina has again been re-elected as the President of the African Development Bank President for a second five-year term.

The election took place electronically on Thursday at the virtual annual general meeting of the bank.

Adesina re-emerged Thursday as the president at the continental bank as the sole candidate for the election.

This is even as Adesina was accused by one of the shareholder over alleged corruption and poor governance that ended after he was cleared in an independent probe.

Adesina, the son of a farming family, became in 2015 the first Nigerian to head the bank, one of the world’s five biggest multilateral lenders.

this is after he served as the minister of agriculture between 2011-2015 under former president Goodluck Jonathan.

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