Adesina Sworn in for Second Term as AfDB President

Reelected President of the African Development Bank, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, has been sworn-in for a five-year second term.

The swearing-in ceremony held Tuesday was attended by Heads of States, Governors and other stakeholders who joined physically and virtually.


The former Nigerian Minister of Agriculture was reelected last week to serve a second five-year term, with a 100 per cent vote of all Governors, and regional and non-regional members of the bank.

His first term as President of Africa’s premier development finance institution, comprising 54 regional and 27 non-regional member countries, focused on five key development priorities tagged the High 5s. These include Light up and Power Africa; Feed Africa; Industrialize Africa; Integrate Africa; and Improve the Quality of Life for the People of Africa.

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