Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has hailed the re-election of Dr Akinwunmi Adesina as President of the African Development Bank (AfDB).
In a press release made available to Journalists on Friday by Rafiu Ajakaye, his Chief Press Secretary, Governor AbdulRazaq described Adesina’s re-election as a triumph of brilliance, vision, and forthrightness.
The Governor commended Adesina for standing firm and focused during his recent trials at the bank, saying his eventual clearance affirmed his commitment to transparency and wide acceptance of his rich vision by various power blocs within the bank.
“I join our compatriots to congratulate Dr. Adesina for his uncommon victory and re-election as AfDB President. It is an honour well deserved. That he was elected by 100% of the votes was a total vote of confidence in his leadership which has no doubt been phenomenal in the history of the bank especially as regards its impacts in the lives of millions of Africans,” the Governor said.
“While his first term tenure indeed brought so much growth to African economies, we believe that Dr Adesina will beat his own sterling record in this second term as he takes the AfDB to a greater height.”
Dr Adesina will officially resume for second term in office on September 1, 2020, the statement added.