Presidential dance: Ex-president Obasanjo dances as Akinwumi Adesina launches foundation in US

Presidential dance: Ex-president Obasanjo dances as Akinwumi Adesina launches foundation in US

When former president Olusegun Obasanjo dances with the president of the African Development Bank and World Food Prize president then you know it is truly a presidential dance.

The president of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Nigerian Akinwumi Adesina and his wife recently launched a foundation in the USA.

Adesina launched the World Hunger Fighters Foundation in Iowa, USA to fight famine in the world.

Among those present at the event was former president, Olusegun Obasanjo. The AfDB president declared his gratitude for OBJ’s presence via his Twitter handle. In the tweet was a video of Obasanjo dancing to Yoruba praise song.

Also at the launch was Ambassador Quinn, the president of World Food Prize, as the event also served as a send-off for him. Adesina described Quinn as an incredible man and dear friend.

In 2017, Akinwumi Adesina was named the World Food Prize Laureate. He is the 46th recipient and the sixth African to be so honoured.

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Meanwhile, Adesina, in a recent interview said he does not believe in what people call youth empowerment. He said this when he met with some Nigerian journalists on the sidelines of the just-ended World Bank/International Monetary Fund Annual Meetings in Washington DC,

Adesina said youth empowerment is meaningless when someone is empowered or trained yet has no access to finance.

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