- The president of the AFDB, Akinwumi Adesina has expressed his appreciation to President Muhammadu Buhari
- Adesina in a tribute said Buhari has not only been his commander-in-chief, but his defender-in-chief
- The president of the AFDB also described Buhari as his supporter-in-chief
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The president of the African Development Bank (AFDB), Akinwumi Adesina has expressed his appreciation to President Muhammadu Buhari for his unwavering support.
Adesina in a tribute via Twitter on Thursday, September 10, said Buhari has not only been his commander-in-chief, but has also assumed the role of his defender-in-chief and supporter-in-chief.
"It is amazing when your Commander-in-Chief becomes your Defender-in-Chief and Supporter-in-Chief! Thank you very much Mr. President @MBuhari for your extraordinary support," he tweeted.
Adesina expressed appreciation for Buhari’s confidence, trust and support, promising to make the AFDB and Africa proud.
The AFDB president was apparently referring to all the support he received from Buhari over the years, especially when he was accused of corruption at the AFDB.
However, he was exonerated over of the allegations after the special committee set up by governors of the AFDB cleared him of any wrongdoing.
The independent panel of three was headed by Mary Robinson, the former president of Ireland.
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 report, former president, Good luck Jonathan has held a brief meeting with the president of the 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.
Meanwhile, President Buhari on Thursday, September 10, directed the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) not to issue foreign exchange for food and importation of fertilizer.
The president gave this directive to the CBN during the meeting of the National Food Security held in Abuja on Thursday, September 10.
The restriction, the president explained, is also meant to discourage importation of food crops which inflate prices; he added that blenders of fertilizer are now allowed to take their products straight to state governments.
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