Adesina sworn-in as AfDB President for another term

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Dr Akinwumi Adesina has been sworn as President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), to serve another five-year term.

The ceremony held virtually on Tuesday morning.

The former Nigeria Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, was re-elected last week after getting a hundred percent vote of all regional and non-regional members of the bank.

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

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Dr Adesina’s first term in office focused on 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.