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Dr. Akinwunmi Adesina Gets Re-Elected As AfDB President

The President of the Africa Development Bank Group (AfDB), Dr. Akinwumi Adesina has been reelected by the Board of the multilateral institution for a second term of five years.

The AfDB is currently holding its 55th Annual Meetings in Côte d’Ivoire virtually.

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Adesina on Wednesday called for unity within the institution in order to stabilise the bank to enable it to support the rebound of the African economy from the ravages of COVID-19.

Apart from being the sole candidate in the election, Adesina is the first Nigerian to occupy the role. The former Nigeria’s Minister of Agriculture was elected for his first five-year term on May 28, 2015, at the 50th annual meetings, which took place in Abidjan.

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