- The president of the AfDB, Akinwunmi Adesina, has been cleared of all allegations against him
- The clearance was done by an independent panel in Nigeria
- Reacting to the development, President Muhammadu Buhari hailed Adesina, adding that the report of the panel proves that he is innocent
President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the president of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr Akinwunmi Adesina, on the clearance of all allegations against him.
The clearance came after a report by an independent panel submitted a comprehensive report on its investigation into the many claims against Adesina.
Part of a statement by Femi Adesina, a presidential media aide, published on Facebook concerning the development stated that the position of the panel is further validation of the AfDB's boss competence and integrity to lead the institution.
The Nigerian leader also praised the board of directors, the ethics committee and staff for their courage, maturity and patience in following through the process of investigations, and acceptance of the panel's report.
The president also hailed Adesina for his response to the submission of the independent panel.
Moreover, the president called on Adesina to remain steadfast, dedicated and resolute in pursuing his noble goals for the AfDB.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the president of the AfDB is celebrating his 36th wedding anniversary with his wife called Grace.
Adesina took to his page on the popular micro-blogging platform, Twitter, to share the good news with his followers.
Going down memory lane, Adesina said that marrying his wife is the best decision he made in his life. According to him, he would not be where he is currently without his beloved partner.
In other news, the board of directors of the AfDB approved a $288.5million loan to help Nigeria tackle the COVID-19 pandemic and mitigate its impact on people and businesses.
The loan was expected to bolster the federal government’s plans to improve surveillance and response to COVID-19 emergencies, ease the impact on workers and businesses and strengthen the social protection system.
According to a statement from the AfDB on Saturday, June 6, Nigeria will also be supported to curtail oil price shocks.
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