AfDB vice-president, Blanke resigns


By Tayo Alabi

The Vice President for Agriculture, Human and Social Development at the African Development Bank, Dr Jennifer Blanke, has resigned her position.

AfDB in a statement on Wednesday, according to The PUNCH said Blanke’s resignation would take effect July 4, 2020.

She was quoted as saying, “I am leaving purely for family reasons to rejoin my family in Switzerland, after a very fulfilling time at the bank. I will miss the bank and the excellent team we have built. I will continue to strongly support the bank from wherever I am.

“I thank President Akinwumi Adesina for his strong leadership, guidance and support which have undoubtedly motivated and helped my team and I to play a key role in the transformation of the bank. I feel privileged to have been given an opportunity to contribute to the bank’s agenda for accelerating Africa’s social and economic transformation.”

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