President Muhammadu Buhari and Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, former finance minister, have congratulated Akinwunmi Adesina on his re-election for a second term in office as the president of African Development Bank.
President Buhari, according to a statement issued by Femi Adesina, special adviser on media and publicity, congratulated Adesina on behalf of the federal executive council and Nigerians in general.
Noting that the news of Adesina’s victory came while a meeting of the Council of State was ongoing, the statement said Buhari led a round of applause as Boss Mustapha, secretary to the government of the federation broke the good news, saying Adesina deserved it.
Adesina said President Buhari has extended his appreciation to the African Union for its endorsement of the AfDB President much earlier, and to shareholders of the bank who worked tirelessly to ensure the return of the visionary leader.
According to the presidential spokesman, president Buhari believes Adesina’s versatility, experience at both national and international engagements, will be further deployed to energize the pan-African financial institution, urging him to remain focused and steadfast in pursuing the noble goals of making life better for Africans through various development plans, already captured as High 5s.
The president pledged full support of his government to ensure a successful tenure for the AfDB leadership and prays that the Almighty God will continue to strengthen Adesina and his team for greater good to the continent.
On her part, Okonjo-Iweala, via her verified twitter handle, congratulated Adesina on his re-election as and wished him a successful second term.