- Former president, Goodluck Jonathan has held a brief meeting with the president of the AFDB, Akinwumi Adesina
- Jonathan disclosed on Thursday, September 10, that Adesina paid him a visit
- The former president said the economist has continued to make Nigeria proud on the international stage
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Former president, Good luck Jonathan has held a brief meeting with the president of the African Development Bank (AFDB), Akinwumi Adesina.
Jonathan disclosed on Thursday, September 10, that the president of AFDB paid him a visit.
Adesina served as Nigeria’s minister of agriculture and rural development under the Jonathan administration from 2010 – 2015, before he was elected president of AFDB.
The former president said the economist has continued to make Nigeria proud on the international stage.
"I received in audience today @akin_adesina President @AfDB_Group. After serving our nation diligently, I'm pleased that Dr. Adesina has continued to put up a stellar performance on the international stage.I'm without a doubt that he will continue to make all of us proud," Jonathan tweeted.
Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has disclosed why he supported Akinwumi Adesina to become the president of the AfDB in 2015.
Legit.ng reported that the president said he gave his full support to Adesina because he saw him as a good man.
The president revealed this on Thursday, September 10, while receiving the newly re-elected AfDB president at the State House, Abuja.
In another news, Legit.ng reported that Akinwumi Adesina was sworn in as the president of the AfDB for another five-year term.
The former minister was handed the mantle of responsibility again on Tuesday, September 1, during an event taking place in Abidjan, Cote D’ Ivoire.
Representatives of the Nigerian government and that of Cote D’ Ivoire were present at the swearing-in ceremony.
On his part, Akinwumi Adesina reacted to his reelection as the president of AfDB by describing his victory as another historical clarion call to serve.
We also made history by re-electing me by 100 % votes. via a vote, I became the first President of the bank in its history to be re-elected by 100 % votes of all its shareholders and I am most grateful and very appreciative," Adesina said.
Meanwhile, Adesina has been exonerated from the allegations of corruption leveled against him at the AFDB.
According to Business Day, the special committee set up by governors of the AfDB cleared Adesina of any wrongdoing.
The independent panel of three was headed by Mary Robinson, the former president of Ireland.
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