President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Dr. Akinwumi Adesina on his re-election as President of the African Development Bank (AfDB).
Adesina was re-elected earlier on Thursday for another term of five years. He was the sole candidate for the position.
In a series of tweets, Buhari described his (Adesina) re-election as “a well deserved victory.”
The president noted that he has no doubt that the AfDB boss would accomplish more of his “lofty vision” for the bank.
He hailed the African Union (AU) for its early endorsement of Adesina and also thanked the bank’s shareholders who “worked tirelessly” for his re-election.
“I congratulate @akin_adesina on his re-election for a second term in office as President of the @AfDB_Group. It is a well deserved victory,” Buhari tweeted.
“I have no doubt that in this second term Dr. Adesina will accomplish even more of his lofty vision for the Bank.
“I thank the African Union for its early endorsement of Dr. Adesina, and also thank the shareholders of the bank who worked tirelessly for his re-election victory.
“Let me reiterate my earlier pledges of the full support of the Nigerian government to ensure a successful second term for Dr. Adesina.
“I pray that the Almighty God will continue to strengthen him and his team to deliver even greater development to the African continent.”
I thank the African Union for its early endorsement of Dr. Adesina, and also thank the shareholders of the bank who worked tirelessly for his re-election victory.
— Muhammadu Buhari (@MBuhari) August 27, 2020