Akinwumi Adesina the African Development Bank AfDb has promised to continue to build on the strong foundations of success achieved in the past five year to further strengthening the institution for greater effectiveness and impacts”
He said this on Tuesday during his swearing in for a second term in office as the president of (AfDB) at the AfDB headquarters in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire
Adesina was the first president to be elected by 100 per cent of votes by regional and non-regional members of the bank
The oath of office was administered by Kenneth Ofori-Attah, Ghana’s finance minister and chair of the AfDB board of governors.
Adesina had said: “I am deeply grateful for the collective trust, strong confidence and support of our shareholders for electing me for a second term as President. It is yet another call for selfless service to Africa and the African Development Bank, to which I will passionately devote myself”.
“The future beckons us for a more developed Africa and a much stronger and resilient African Development Bank Group” .he said