AfDB board comments the clearing of Akinwunmi Adesina


The board of the African Development Bank, AfDB has reacted to the report of the High-level Panel that cleared its President, Akinwunmi Adesina of any wrongdoing.

At the end of a meeting Wednesday, the Board said it noted the report of the High-Level panel and thanked its members for delivering on the assignment.

The communique of the meeting reads,

“The High-Level Panel comprising of Mrs. Mary Robinson, former President of Ireland (Chair), Justice Hassan B. Jallow, Chief Justice of the Gambia (Member) and Mr. Leonard F. McCarthy, President, LFMcCarthy & Associates (Member) was announced on 1 July 2020.

“The High-Level Panel was given a period of two to four weeks maximum to complete its work and submit a report to the Bureau.

“The High-Level Panel submitted its Report to Hon. Ms Niale Kaba, the Chairperson of the Bureau on 27 July 2020.

“The Secretariat transmitted the Report of the High-Level Panel to all Governors the same day as directed by the Chairperson of the Bureau pursuant to the request of the Board of Governors during its virtual Extraordinary Session held on 27 July 2020.

“The Bureau notes the conclusion of the High-Level Panel regarding the Report of the Ethics Committee – that “The Panel concurs with the Committee in its findings in respect of all the allegations against the President and finds that they were properly considered and dismissed by the Committee”.


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