AfDB president: Adesina to be sworn in for second term today

The African Development Bank is hosting a swearing-in ceremony of its newly re-elected President, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, today.

Adesina was re-elected to serve a second five-year term as president of the bank. He received the unanimous vote of all the governors of the bank on 27 August.

The swearing-in ceremony, which will be attended by heads of states, governors and external stakeholders, will be conducted in compliance with the COVID-19 pandemic-related social distance guidelines, and broadcast online.

A globally-renowned development economist, World Food Prize Laureate and Sunhak Peace Prize Laureate, Adesina has distinguished himself in driving a bold agenda to reform the Bank and accelerate Africa’s development.

He was first elected as president of AfDB on May 28, 2015.

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