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JUST IN: Akinwunmi Adesina sworn-in for another 5-yr term as AfDB President

Nigeria’s Dr. Akinwunmi Adesina has been sworn in as President of the African Development Bank (AfDB).

With the swearing in, he will serve another five-year term.

The ceremony was held virtually, on Tuesday morning.

It would be recalled that Dr. Adesina, a former Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development in Nigeria, was re-elected last week after getting a hundred percent vote of all regional and non-regional members of the bank.

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

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; Industrialise Africa; Integrate Africa; and Improve the Quality of Life for the People of Africa.