- Akinwumi Adesina, the president of the African Development Bank, has disclosed where former vice-president, Atiku Abubakar, is currently schooling
- The banker thanked the politician for the role he played in backing him to head the African financial institution
- Adesina urged graduating students of the American University of Nigeria to become honourable ambassadors of the country
Akinwumi Adesina, the president of the African Development Bank (AfDB), spoke about Atiku’s journey back to school during a convocation lecture for the graduating students of American University of Nigeria, in Yola on Saturday, July 10.
Masters’ degree in international relations
He stated that the former vice president is studying for a masters’ degree in international relations, PM News reported.
“I was joking with him recently and asked why at his age, he had gone back to study for a Masters’ degree in international relations in the UK.
“He told me that he wanted to obtain the degree, so that he could find out why he did the things he did while in government.''
Adesina says Atiku contributed to his emergence as AfDB president
According to The Cable, The banker also credited Atiku for contributed immensely to his emergence as head of the continental finance institution.
The AfDB president described Atiku as a benefactor, mentor, big brother and friend.
He narrated how the former vice-president flew him on a private jet to South Africa to lobby the president of the country in supporting his nomination to head the AfDB.
“So I want to say thank you very much sir for that journey that you took me to South Africa.”
In another news, Atiku Abubakar has disowned presidential campaign posters pairing him with a former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Charles Soludo as his running mate.
Atiku in a statement released by his media office and signed by his media aide, Paul Ibe, said he knew nothing about the posters or those who may have promoted it.
Source: Legit Nigeria