Oyo State governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde, has congratulated the president of the African Development Bank, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, following his re-election as the president of the bank for another term.
Makinde in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Taiwo Adisa, stated that the victory was well-deserved adding that the world class technocrat, remains a pride to Nigeria and the Yoruba race.
The governor added that Adesina has raised the standards and brought about immense growth in the multilateral development finance institution, in the last five years of his first tenure.
The statement quoted Governor Makinde as saying that he was not surprised that Adesina was re-elected to lead the bank for another term, as his insightful leadership and sense of direction, which have repositioned the bank “could not have gone unnoticed by stakeholders and member-countries.”
He said: “I congratulate the president of the African Development Bank, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, on his re-election as president of the bank for another term of five years.
“The victory is well-deserved and it did not come to me as a surprise, because Dr. Adesina’s astute and visionary leadership at the bank, in the last five years, have been so convincing that member-countries cannot ignore them.
“As a technocrat and development enthusiast, Dr. Adesina deployed his wealth of experience towards raising standards across boards in the bank and these have translated into immense growth for the bank and development for member-countries.”This victory, I am convinced, is a platform for Dr. Adesina and the AfDB to achieve more positive results and meet set targets. I wish him well in his endeavours.”