Buhari lauds Akinwumi Adesina on vote of confidence by AfDB Board of Directors

File Photo of President Muhammadu Buhari

By Yusuf Bello

President Muhammadu Buhari has applauded President of the African Development Bank, Nigeria’s Dr Akinwumi Adesina, over the clean bill of health given him by Board of Directors of the financial institution.

A report dated May 5, 2020, signed by Niale  Kaba, Chairman of the Bureau of the Board of Governors, indicated that Dr Adesina had been exonerated of allegations against him by whistleblowers, which were thoroughly investigated by the Ethics Committee of the Board of Directors, and a recommendation made to Governors of the African Development Bank, and African Development Fund.

According to Kaba, in the report, “On the basis of the results contained in the report of the committee, I am of the view that we should adopt its conclusions by declaring that the President is totally exonerated of all the allegations made against him”, a statement issued by the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the president, Femi Adesina said.

President Buhari said Dr Adesina has served the African continent well, and has made his motherland proud.

He wished him greater successes in the position of responsibility he occupies.

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