Buhari nominates Adesina for re-election as AfDB president

President Muhammadu Buhari has nominated Akinwumi Adesina for re-election as the president of African Development Bank.

Adesina, confirmed this in a speech he delivered when he received Emeka-Anyaoku Life-Time Achievement Award

He said, “With the strong support of former President Jonathan and the then President elect, Buhari, we campaigned very hard for the position of the president of the AfDB.

“By God’s grace, I was elected president of the African Development Bank on May 28, 2015, exactly 24 hours after my term of office as minister ended.

“The nation jubilated as I became the first-ever Nigerian to be elected president of the bank since its establishment in 1964.