Akinwumi Adesina gets re-elected as president of the African Development Bank for another five-year term. The re-election took place digitally during the AfDBs’ 2020 Annual Meeting and congratulations have been rolling in.
The incumbent president faced a lot of trials and probes from international bodies prior to this second term election but came out vindicated and victorious. It is a period of celebration as President Muhammadu Buhari, Goodluck Jonathan, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, and other prominent people celebrate with Akinwumi Adesina.
Akinwumi Adesina, a former minister for agriculture in Nigeria, unanimously elected by both regional and non-regional members of the continental bank.
The AFDB president in a statement after the election said “Now we must help Africa to build back, boldly, but smartly, paying greater attention to quality growth: health, climate, and the environment,” stating further that the Afdb under his leadership are working to ease the effect of the pandemic “The Bank launched a $10 billion COVID-19 Response Facility to support African countries. We launched a $3 billion social bond on the global market – the largest US dollar-denominated social bond ever in world history.”
After successfully clearing his name of all allegation in conjunction with the undeniable proof of excellent work during in his previous 5 years tenor, a lot of African and international bodies are confident that this new tenor would see unimaginable achievements