Nigerian, Akinwumi Ayodeji Adesina, has been sworn in for a second term in office as the president of the African Development Bank, AfDB.
Adesina was re-elected on Thursday by 100 percent of votes by regional and non-regional members of the bank.
Reacting after he was sworn in by Ghana’s finance minister and chair of the AfDB board of governors, Kenneth Ofori-Attah, Adesina said: “I am deeply grateful for the collective trust, strong confidence and support of our shareholders for electing me for a second term as President. It is yet another call for selfless service to Africa and the African Development Bank, to which I will passionately devote myself.
“The future beckons us for a more developed Africa and a much stronger and resilient African Development Bank Group.
“We will build on the strong foundations of success in the past five years, while further strengthening the institution, for greater effectiveness and impacts”