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Just In: Adesina Sworn In As AfDB President

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Former Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr Akinwunmi Adesina has been sworn as President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), to serve another five-year term in a ceremony which held virtually on Tuesday morning.

Adesina’s, re-election came up last week after he got a hundred percent vote of all regional and non-regional members of the Bank.

He is recorded to be the first Nigerian to be elected and re-elected to serve as the AfDB’s President.

His first term in office focused on a new agenda for the Bank Group, based on five development priorities known as the High fives: 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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