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AFDB PRESIDENT, ADESINA SWORN-IN FOR SECOND TERM

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Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, has been sworn-in for a five-year second term after reelection as the President of the African Development Bank.

The swearing-in ceremony held Tuesday was attended by Heads of States, Governors and other stakeholders who joined physically and virtually.

The former Nigerian Minister of Agriculture was reelected last week to serve a second five-year term, with a 100 per cent vote of all Governors, and regional and non-regional members of the bank.

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His first term as President of Africa’s premier development finance institution, comprising 54 regional and 27 non-regional member countries, focused on five key development priorities tagged the High 5s.

These include Light up and Power Africa; Feed Africa; Industrialize Africa; Integrate Africa; and Improve the Quality of Life for the People of Africa.

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