- Akinwumi Adesina says he is grateful to all the heads of state and governments of the ECOWAS region for endorsing his re-election as president of the African Development Bank (AfDB)
- Adesina notes that he remains humbly at the service of Africa and its people
- Some Nigerians on Twitter congratulate Adesina over the ECOWAS endorsement
The president of African Development Bank (AfDB) Akinwumi Adesina has thanked the heads of state and governments of the ECOWAS region for endorsing his re-election bid to lead the bank for a second term.
Adesina, in a Twitter post on Monday, December 23, said he is grateful to all the heads of state and governments of the ECOWAS region for their endorsement.
Following the endorsement, he stated that he remained humbly at the service of Africa and its people.
"I am very grateful to all the Heads of State and Governments of the ECOWAS region for their unanimous support for my re-election for 2nd term as President of the African Development Bank. I remain humbly at the service of Africa and its people," his tweet read.
Adesina's Twitter post also generated many likes and shares from some Nigerians who congratulated him for the ECOWAS endorsement.
Legit.ng had earlier reported that ECOWAS endorsed Akinwumi Adesina, the president of the African Development Bank (AfDB), for a second term.
Jean-Claude Kassi, the commission’s president, announced the decision in a signed communique at the end of the 56th ordinary session of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of ECOWAS, that held in Abuja, the Cable reports.
Adesina is the eighth elected AfDB. He was elected to the five-year term on 28 May 2015 by the bank’s board of governors at its annual meetings in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, where the same electoral process will play out next year. He is the first Nigerian ever to occupy the seat since it was established in 1964.
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