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Dr. Akinwumi Adesina Sworn In As AfDB President

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Following his re-election by unanimous vote in August 27, 2020, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina has been sworn-in to retain his position as the President of the African Development Bank .

The swearing-in and oath-taking ceremony took place on Tuesday and was broadcast virtually. Ghana’s Finance Minister and the Chairperson of the AfDB board of Governors, Kenneth Ofori-Attah, administered the oath of office.

The event was graced by eminent personalities such as the Heads of States, Governors , Nigerian’s ex Vice President, Atiku Abubakar and over 200 external stakeholders who joined physically and virtually.

Dr. Akinwumi Adesina served under the Goodluck Ebele Jonathan’s administration as Nigeria’s Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development. He was re-elected unanimously for his second term, which will span through another 5 years; following votes from Governors, regional and non-regional members of the Bank.

Photo Credit: The New Times (Rwanda)


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