Gov. Samuel Ortom of Benue on Friday congratulated Dr Akinwumi Adesina on his re-election for another five-year term as the President of the African Development Bank (AfDB).
The congratulatory message is contained in a statement signed by Ortom’s Chief Press Secretary, Mr Terver Akase in Makurdi.
Ortom said the election result, which gave Adesina 100 per cent votes from all regional and non-regional members of the Bank affirmed his competence.
“This affirmed the competence of the former Nigeria’s Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development to head the Bank for a second term.
“Adesina will continue to distinguish himself in driving a robust agenda to reform the bank for Africa’s development.
“The unopposed re-election of the AfDB President which followed his clearance after a corruption probe, has further brightened his credentials as one of Africa’s trusted administrators,” he said.
Ortom said that Adesina deserved support to enable him have a successful tenure of office. (NAN)
– Aug. 28, 2020 @ 5:08 GMT |