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Nigeria’s Akinwunmi Adesina reelected as AfDB President

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Dr. Akinwunmi Adesina has been re-elected as the President of the Africa Development Bank.

Adesina was re-elected by the Board of Governors of the Bank at the ongoing AfDB’s virtual annual meeting in Abidjan on Thursday.

President Muhammadu Buhari’s Personal Assistant on Social Media, Lauretta Onochie confirmed the development while congratulating Adesina on her Twitter page.

Onochie wrote, “Our very own Akinwumi Akin Adesina has been reaffirmed as the President of the African Development Bank.

“Thank you to our supportive President @MBuhari who mobilized support for our own Adesina and why not! Adesina has been proven to be above boards.”

Earlier in July, Dr Adesina was accused of misappropriation but an Independent Review Panel exonerated the former Nigeria’s Agriculture minister of any ethical wrongdoings.

The panel was set up by AfDB Bureau of Governors, following a complaint by the United States.

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