AfDB president Akinwumi Adesina named African of the Year by Forbes

AfDB president Akinwumi Adesina named African of the Year by Forbes

Forbes has honoured yet another Nigerian again. This time, it gave it's African of the Year award to Akinwumi Adesina, the president of the African Development Bank (AfDB).

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It should be noted that AfDB was created to eliminate poverty on the continent and to improve people’s conditions of living.

Briefly.co.za learnt that the bank is known as a significant provider to African nations and was established in 1964. The institution is made of three branches: the African Development Bank, the African Development Fund, and Nigeria’s Trust Fund.

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It has its headquarters in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire with 80 member countries.

Meanwhile, it was earlier reported that the president of AfDB) said he was nominated by President Muhammadu Buhari for second term in office.

Adesina disclosed this on Sunday, October 6, when he was conferred with the Emeka Anyaoku lifetime achievement award.

It was also gathered that Hallmark of Labour Foundation presented the award to the bank's president who was the minister of agriculture during Goodluck Jonathan’s presidency.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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