• Wednesday, June 19, 2024
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Buhari congratulates Adesina on his re-election as AfDB President


President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday, congratulated Akinwunmi Adesina, on his re-election as the President of African Development Bank (AfDB).

A statement by the Presidential Spokesman, Femi Adesina, said Buhari, on behalf of the Federal Executive Council and Nigerians in general, felicitated with President of African Development Bank (AfDB), on his re-election for a second term in office.

News of the victory was announced during the Council of State meeting, which was attended by former heads of state, Senate President, governors, some Ministers, and senior government officials.

As Secretary to Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, announced the good news, as President Buhari led a round of applause, and declared: “He deserves it.”

The President extended his appreciation to the African Union for its endorsement of the AfDB President much earlier, and to shareholders of the bank who worked tirelessly to ensure the return of the visionary leader.

President Buhari believes Adesina’s versatility, experience at both national and international engagements, will be further deployed to energize the pan-African financial institution, urging him to remain focused and steadfast in pursuing the noble goals of making life better for Africans through various development plans, already captured as High 5s.

The President therefore, rejoice with family, friends and professional colleagues of Adesina over the re-election, while commending members of staff and Board of Governors of the AfDB for their consistent support for the former Nigerian Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, and his management team.

While pledging full support of his government to ensure a successful tenure for the AfDB leadership, President Buhari prayed that the Almighty God will continue to strengthen Adesina and his team for greater good to the continent.